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thirst

Synonyms of thirst in English:

noun

  • 1 I need a drink—I'm dying of thirst
    thirstiness, dryness;
    dehydration
    technical polydipsia
    archaic drought
  • 2 his thirst for knowledge
    craving, strong desire, longing, yearning, avidity, hunger, voracity, keenness, eagerness, lust, appetite, passion, love;
    informal yen
    [Antonyms] aversion, distaste
  • verb

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  • she thirsted for power
    crave, want, covet, desire, hunger for/after, lust for/after, hanker for/after, have one's heart set on;
    wish, long, have a longing, yearn, be hungry, be itching, pant, be desperate, be consumed with desire
    informal have a yen, be dying
    archaic be athirst
    [Antonyms] be averse to
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