hungry adjective Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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hungryadjective

uk   us   /ˈhʌŋ.ɡri/

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).
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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.
hungrily
adverb uk   us   /-ɡrɪ.li/
They sat down and ate hungrily. He looked at her hungrily (= showing desire for her).
Translations of “hungry”
in Korean 배고픈…
in Arabic جائع…
in Portuguese faminto…
in Catalan afamat…
in Japanese 飢えた, 飢餓状態の…
in Italian affamato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 需要食物的, 饑餓的…
in Russian голодный…
in Turkish aç, acıkmış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 需要食物的, 饥饿的…
in Polish głodny…
(Definition of hungry adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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