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hungry

adjective
     
hun‧gry S3 comparative hungrier, superlative hungriest
1 wanting to eat something [↪ thirsty]:
I was cold, tired and hungry.
If you get hungry, there's some cold chicken in the fridge.
Do you still feel hungry?
2 ill or weak as a result of not having enough to eat for a long time:
We can't justify wasting food when half the world is hungry.
3

go hungry

to not have enough to eat:
Thousands of families go hungry every day.
4 wanting or needing something very much [= eager]
hungry for
She is hungry for success.
hungry to do something
Stan was hungry to learn.
5

the hungry

people who do not have enough food to eat
6

power-hungry/news-hungry etc

wanting power, news etc very much:
a power-hungry politician

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