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hunger

hun·ger

hunger

 
 
pronunciation:
huhng gr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the need or desire for food.
After skipping lunch he felt hunger in the afternoon.
similar words:
appetite, desire, need, stomach
definition 2: the feelings and conditions created by such need, such as weakness or discomfort.
Children who suffer from hunger often do not grow well.
similar words:
malnutrition
definition 3: a strong desire.
His hunger for knowledge led him to read many books.
synonyms:
appetite, desire, thirst, yen
similar words:
longing, passion, taste, urge
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hungered, hungering, hungers
definition 1: to experience a need or desire for food; be hungry.
similar words:
starve
definition 2: to experience a strong desire.
She hungered for revenge.
synonyms:
ache, desire, hanker, thirst
similar words:
covet, die, itch, long, lust, starve
derivation: hungeringly (adv.)
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