HyperDic: hungriness

English > 3 senses of the word hungriness:
NOUNstatehungriness, hungera physiological need for food
feelinghungriness, longing, yearningprolonged unfulfilled desire or need
attributehungriness, hunger, thirst, thirstinessstrong desire for something (not food or drink)
English > hungriness: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation.
Synonymhunger
Narrowerbulimiapathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)
edacity, esurience, ravenousness, voracity, voraciousnessexcessive desire to eat
emptinessHaving an empty stomach
starvation, famishmentA state of extreme / extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
undernourishment, malnourishmentnot having enough food to develop or function normally
BroaderdriveA physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
Spanishhambre
Catalanfam, gana
Adjectiveshungryfeeling hunger
English > hungriness: 3 senses > noun 2, feeling
Meaningprolonged unfulfilled desire or need.
Synonymslonging, yearning
Narrowerdiscontentment, discontent, discontentednessA longing for something better than the present situation
hankering, yenA yearning for something or to do something
nostalgialonging for something past
piningA feeling of deep longing
wishfulnessAn unrealistic yearning
wistfulnessA sadly pensive longing
BroaderdesireThe feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
Spanishacucia, anhelación, anhelo, añoranza, hambre, pujo, regosto, sed, suspiro
Catalananhel, deler, desig, sospir
Adjectiveshungry(usually followed by 'for') extremely desirous
English > hungriness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningStrong desire for something (not food or drink).
Synonymshunger, thirst, thirstiness
BroaderdesireAn inclination to want things
Spanishansia, hambre, sed
Catalanfam, gana, set

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