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Synonyms of hungry in English:


  • 1 I was feeling ravenously hungry
    ravenous, empty, hollow, faint from hunger;
    starving, starved, famished, dying from hunger, deprived of food, half-starved, malnourished, undernourished, underfed
    informal peckish, able to eat a horse, with one's stomach thinking one's throat's cut
    [Antonyms] full, well fed
  • 2 the new team are hungry for success
    eager, keen, avid, longing, yearning, pining, aching, greedy, thirsting, with an appetite;
    craving, desiring, desirous of, covetous of, hankering after, lusting after, in need of, in want of
    informal itching, dying, gagging, hot, with a yen
    archaic athirst
    [Antonyms] averse to, indifferent to
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