- 1A feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat: she was faint with hungerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Patients with dementia go walking for many reasons, including discomfort, hunger or pain.
- Food stimulation also resulted in increases in self-reports of hunger and desire for food.
- I was constantly confronted with my own weaknesses, my hunger, my low tolerance for pain.
- 1.1A severe lack of food: they died from cold and hungerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- These camps face severe problems of hunger, disease as well as security.
- One result of this was occasional and localized food shortages so severe as to occasion hunger, starvation, and death.
- Up to 3 million people are suffering from severe hunger while another 3 million have not got enough to eat.
- 1.2A strong desire or craving: her hunger for knowledgeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It's infused with desire and loss, impossible tenderness, insatiable hunger.
- Have sensible people never felt the insatiable hunger of infatuation?
- There was only one: the desire for vengeance, a hunger so strong that it had consumed his entire personality.
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- 1 (hunger after/for) Have a strong desire or craving for: he hungered for a sense of self-worthMás ejemplos en oraciones
- But humanity hungers for a sense of right and wrong, for some absolute moral values.
- I looked over at Ethan, his eyes on me, a sudden flash of desire in his eyes, I knew he still hungered for me as my lips curled into a smile.
- Aye, he was a kind and strong leader, but he hungered after adventure and ran after it with haste.
- 2 • archaic Feel or suffer hunger: when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterwards hungeredMás ejemplos en oraciones
- How many hungered, sickened or died as a result?
- Tell it to all those who hungered and thirsted and prayed and begged for help.
- By analogy, a mother does not love her child because it hungers and cries, even though its crying makes new demands upon her love.
Old English hungor (noun), hyngran (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch honger and German Hunger.