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hungry

adjective uk   /ˈhʌŋ.ɡri/ us  

hungry adjective (NEEDING FOOD)

A1 wanting or needing food: By four o'clock I felt/was really hungry. The children are always hungry when they get home from school. There are too many hungry people (= people without enough to eat) in the world. She often goes hungry herself (= does not eat) so that her children can have enough to eat. Digging the garden is hungry work (= makes you feel hunger).Hungry and thirsty

hungry adjective (WANTING)

C2 having a strong wish or desire for something: She was so hungry for success that she'd do anything to achieve it. Journalists were hungry for details.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
hungrily
adverb uk   /-ɡrɪ.li/ us  
They sat down and ate hungrily. He looked at her hungrily (= showing desire for her).Hungry and thirstyWanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of hungry adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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