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Definition of "hungry" []

  • Experiencing a desire or need for food. (adjective)
  • Extremely desirous; avid: hungry for recognition. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or expressing hunger or craving: hungry eyes. (adjective)
  • Lacking richness or fertility: hungry soil. (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 "hungry" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, the newest report by the USDA shies away from using the term hungry in favor of the phrase "food insecure" even though it is the same group covered in earlier reports: people consuming less than 2,100 calories daily."
  • "Hopefully we will get Memo back and I believe if we do that we can win both games at home. even with mehmo around i still don't think jazz is capable of beating the title hungry bryant and his lakers. this series is already wrapped up for the lakers."
  • "Always the real angler can release a fish or two, even if the hungry is attacking."