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

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

  • a thirst for knowledge
  • hunger for affection

Synonyms for hungriness in the sense of this definition

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

"a man of many desires"

Definition 2: prolonged unfulfilled desire or need - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for hungriness in the sense of this definition

(hungriness is a kind of ...) the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state

(... is a kind of hungriness ) a yearning for something or to do something

(... is a kind of hungriness ) a feeling of deep longing

(... is a kind of hungriness ) an unrealistic yearning

(... is a kind of hungriness ) a sadly pensive longing

(... is a kind of hungriness ) longing for something past

(... is a kind of hungriness ) a longing for something better than the present situation

Definition 3: a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for hungriness in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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