Hunger - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhʌŋɡər|  American pronunciation of the word hunger
Brit.  |ˈhʌŋɡə|  British pronunciation of the word hunger


- a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
- strong desire for something (not food or drink) (syn: thirst)
hunger for affection


- feel the need to eat
- have a craving, appetite, or great desire for (syn: crave, lust, starve, thirst)
- be hungry; go without food (syn: famish, starve)

Extra examples

She has been a leader in the fight against world hunger.

One sandwich wasn't enough to satisfy his hunger.

Her students have a genuine hunger for knowledge.

The traveller hungered for his native land.

I've never hungered after power.

Thousands of people are dying from hunger every day.

Try to satisfy your hunger by eating some fruit.

The prisoners are staging a hunger strike.

Hunger is nature's way of telling you to eat.

Hundreds of soldiers died from illness and hunger.

She felt faint from hunger.

Hunger is a cruel fact of nature.

...corporeal cravings such as hunger and thirst...

She has been recognized as a great humanitarian for her efforts to end world hunger.

...those hunger pangs that strike you in the middle of the afternoon...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: hunger
he/she/it: hungers
present participle: hungering
past tense: hungered
past participle: hungered
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