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English definition of “hungry”

hungry

adjective (WANTING)    /ˈhʌŋ.ɡri/
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     /-ɡrɪ.li/ adverb They sat down and ate hungrily. He looked at her hungrily (= showing desire for her).Hungry and thirstyWanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
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