Etymology
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hungry (adj.)

Middle English hungry, hungri, from Old English hungrig "hungry, famished;" see hunger (n.) + -y (2). Common West Germanic; compare Old Frisian hungerig, Dutch hongerig, German hungrig. Figurative use from c. 1200. Related: Hungriness.

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Definitions of hungry

hungry (adj.)
(usually followed by `for') extremely desirous;
hungry for recognition
Synonyms: athirst / thirsty
hungry (adj.)
feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food;
a world full of hungry people
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