hunger


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Synonyms for hunger

hunger for or after something or someone

Synonyms

  • want
  • desire
  • crave
  • hope for
  • long for
  • wish for
  • yearn for
  • pine for
  • hanker after
  • ache for
  • thirst after
  • itch after

Synonyms for hunger

a desire for food or drink

a strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure

to have a greedy, obsessive desire

Synonyms for hunger

strong desire for something (not food or drink)

feel the need to eat

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have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

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be hungry

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I leant against a pillar of the verandah, drew my grey mantle close about me, and, trying to forget the cold which nipped me without, and the unsatisfied hunger which gnawed me within, delivered myself up to the employment of watching and thinking.
For, the time was to come, when the gaunt scarecrows of that region should have watched the lamplighter, in their idleness and hunger, so long, as to conceive the idea of improving on his method, and hauling up men by those ropes and pulleys, to flare upon the darkness of their condition.
There is no occasion, senor, for wasting time or money on making that countenance," said Sancho; "for all that need be done is for your worship to show your own, face to face, to those who look at you, and without anything more, either image or shield, they will call you 'Him of the Rueful Countenance' and believe me I am telling you the truth, for I assure you, senor (and in good part be it said), hunger and the loss of your grinders have given you such an ill-favoured face that, as I say, the rueful picture may be very well spared.
They thought nothing evil but hunger, thirst, and cold.
Sola told me that the coolness of the night, when it fell, together with the rest would doubtless revive him, and so I decided not to kill him, as was my first intention, as I had thought it cruel to leave him alone there to die of hunger and thirst.
Ned Land, tormented by the cravings of hunger, got still more angry; and, notwithstanding his promise, I dreaded an explosion when he found himself with one of the crew.
These fragments of nourishment served only to whet my hunger.
Sometimes he was delirious, and fancied he saw an old man stretched on a pallet; he, also, was dying of hunger.
Now and then there was a scanty meal of fish or wild-fowl, occasionally an antelope; but frequently the cravings of hunger had to be appeased with roots, or the flesh of wolves and muskrats.
Here they eagerly slaked their thirst; but, this being allayed, the calls of hunger became equally importunate.
It happened that the eldest wanted to go into the forest to hew wood, and before he went his mother gave him a beautiful sweet cake and a bottle of wine in order that he might not suffer from hunger or thirst.
Immediately the pangs of hunger and thirst began to assail me.
Still more senseless would have been the wish to capture army corps of the French, when our own army had melted away to half before reaching Krasnoe and a whole division would have been needed to convoy the corps of prisoners, and when our men were not always getting full rations and the prisoners already taken were perishing of hunger.
Therefore, there was nothing to awaken for until danger threatened, or the pangs of hunger assailed.
Especially do I remember the hunger we endured on the mountains between Long Lake and Far Lake, and the calf we caught sleeping in the thicket.
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