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Definition of "athirst" []

  • Strongly desirous; eager: athirst for freedom. (adjective)
  • Archaic Thirsty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "athirst" in a sentence
  • "'Kings! ye athirst for conquest,' etc. _You_ are not _athirst_ for it but _take it coolly_. ""
  • "Not alone, had Ngurn informed him, was the Red One more bestial powerful than the neighbour tribal gods, ever athirst for the red blood of living human sacrifices, but the neighbour gods themselves were sacrificed and tormented before him."
  • "Therefore, I can gather to me no more possessions, and when ye are athirst for hooch, he will quench ye and without robbery."