Meaning of “thirsty” in the English Dictionary

"thirsty" in British English

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uk /ˈθɜː.sti/ us /ˈθɝː.sti/

thirsty adjective (NEED FOR DRINK)

A2 needing to drink:

I felt/was hot and thirsty after the basketball game.

More examples

  • It's a curious paradox that drinking a lot of water can often make you feel thirsty.
  • All that exercise has made me thirsty.
  • Ask the children if they're thirsty.
  • After three hours in the heat, we were extremely thirsty.
  • All that singing makes you thirsty.
adverb uk /ˈθɜː.stəl.i/ us /ˈθɝː.stəl.i/

(Definition of “thirsty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thirsty" in American English

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us /ˈθɜr·sti/

needing to drink something:

She was very thirsty but took only a few sips of water.
fig. Always thirsty for power, he would do anything to get it.

(Definition of “thirsty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)