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Meaning of hungry

hun•gry

Pronunciation: (hung'grē), [key]
— -gri•er, -gri•est.
  1. having a desire, craving, or need for food; feeling hunger.
  2. indicating, characteristic of, or characterized by hunger: He approached the table with a hungry look.
  3. strongly or eagerly desirous.
  4. lacking needful or desirable elements; not fertile; poor: hungry land.
  5. marked by a scarcity of food: The depression years were hungry times.
  6. aggressively ambitious or competitive, as from a need to overcome poverty or past defeats: a hungry investment firm looking for wealthy clients.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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