[ UK /hˈʌŋɡɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈhəŋɡɝ/ ]
  1. feel the need to eat
  2. be hungry; go without food
    Let's eat--I'm starving!
  3. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  1. a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
  2. strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    a thirst for knowledge
    hunger for affection
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How To Use hunger In A Sentence

  • Watching celebs suffer from hunger and lack of home comforts is somehow really entertaining. The Sun
  • The men never exerted themselves except when hunger prompted, or a spent magazine made the acquisition of "peltries" necessary to barter for powder and ball. The Hive of "The Bee-Hunter," A Repository of Sketches, Including Peculiar American Character, Scenery, and Rural Sports
  • I watched as my heart hungered for the same affection. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad
  • He is on hunger strike in protest at what he claims is his wrongful conviction for murder.
  • Hunger and poverty often compel the poor to overexploit the resources on which their own livelihoods depend.
  • Serves 2-4, depending on hunger4 raw, unshelled tiger prawns90ml olive oil3 cloves garlic, finely chopped500ml good-quality fish stock150g sustainable monkfish, cut into chunks1 onion, finely diced1 tsp smoked paprika200g chopped tomatoes50ml dry white winePinch of saffron soaked in 1 tbsp hot water200g Calasparra or other short-grain rice150g baby squid, cut into rings150g broad beans150g mussels, scrubbedHandful of flat-leaf parsley to garnish½ lemon, cut into wedges 1. Shell the prawns and put the flesh aside. How to cook the perfect paella
  • By comparison, the current hunger strike - in which 12 of the 13 were being force-fed as of Friday - seems almost symbolic.
  • The explorers were faint from hunger and cold.
  •     He'd come uninvited, but not unexpected; if it was rude of us to be such unsolicitous hosts, I told myself, it was only rudeness paid in kind, so we tried to forgive one another, Willie and I, for our eager, curious hunger grown insatiable. Heron Lake
  • He will not use oil and will eat as much as he wants to avoid hunger pains. Times, Sunday Times
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