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adjective as in famished

noun as in longing

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So much for hungering for martyrdom and all those virgins waiting in paradise.

The frequent applause suggested the delegates have been hungering for just such an indictment.

If you find yourself hungering for more humorous were-action, check out the British version of Being Human on BBC America.

They were all hungering for a full Bernie handwriting sample, which alas I have not yet obtained.

And here I sit hungering and thirsting till my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.

Shelley speaks of the sea as “hungering for calm,” and in this place one learned to understand the phrase.

They were received with long shouts of welcome by the populace, hungering for republican liberty.

A cave mouth, a fire within—he hastened his steps, hungering for warmth, until he stood in the entrance.

All day they hung about the street of the little town, or sat in the parlour of the low–gabled Lion Inn, hungering for news.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hungering, such as: empty, hollow, ravening, starved, could eat a horse, and dog-hungry.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.