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hunger

hun·ger

hunger

 
 
pronunciation:
huhng gr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the need or desire for food.
similar words:
appetite, bulimia, desire, need, stomach
definition 2: the symptoms of such need, such as weakness or discomfort.
similar words:
kwashiorkor, malnutrition, starvation
definition 3: a strong desire; craving.
his hunger for knowledge
synonyms:
appetency, appetite, craving, desire, thirst, yearning, yen
similar words:
longing, passion, taste, urge
 
part of speech: intransitive 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 or craving.
She hungered for revenge.
synonyms:
ache, crave, desire, hanker, thirst, yearn
similar words:
covet, die, itch, long, lust, pine, starve
derivation: hungeringly (adv.)
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