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Definition 1: strong desire for something (not food or drink) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where hunger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a thirst for knowledge
  • hunger for affection

Synonyms for hunger in the sense of this definition

(hunger is a kind of ...) an inclination to want things

"a man of many desires"

Definition 2: a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for hunger in the sense of this definition

(hunger is a kind of ...) a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

(... is a kind of hunger ) pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)

(... is a kind of hunger ) having an empty stomach

(... is a kind of hunger ) excessive desire to eat

(... is a kind of hunger ) a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period

(... is a kind of hunger ) not having enough food to develop or function normally

Definition 3: be hungry; go without food - [verb of consumption]

Samples where hunger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's eat--I'm starving!

Synonyms for hunger in the sense of this definition

(hunger is a kind of ...) feel pain or be in pain

Definition 4: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for hunger in the sense of this definition

(hunger is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

Definition 5: feel the need to eat - [verb of perception]

(hunger is a kind of ...) be the source of pain

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