Hun·gry a. [Compar. Hungrier superl. Hungriest.]
1. Feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire.
2. Showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious.
The cruel, hungry foam. --C. Kingsley.
Cassius has a lean and hungry look. --Shak.
3. Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil. “The hungry beach.”
adj 1: feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a
world full of hungry people" [ant: thirsty]
2: (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous; "athirst for
knowledge"; "hungry for recognition"; "thirsty for
informaton" [syn: athirst(p), hungry(p), thirsty(p)]
[also: hungriest, hungrier]