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Definition of "thirsty" []

  • Desiring to drink. (adjective)
  • Arid; parched: thirsty fields. (adjective)
  • Craving something: thirsty for news. (adjective)
  • Very absorbent: a thirsty sponge. (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 "thirsty" in a sentence
  • "He felt a jealous chagrin as he watched them follow her into the church, an anger that she dared to trample upon him that way, a fierce desire to get away and quaff the cup of admiration at the hand of some of his own friends, or to quaff some cup, _any_ cup, for he was thirsty, thirsty, _thirsty_, and this was a dry and barren land."
  • "And the second one: 'And I did as thou biddest, O master, whispering shrewd words in thirsty ears, and raising memories of the things that were of old time."
  • "That white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you are really thirsty is smarter than you will ever be."