Synonyms for hunger

Grammar : Noun
Spell : huhng-ger
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhʌŋ gər

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Définition of hunger

Origin :
  • Old English hungor "unease or pain caused by lack of food, craving appetite, debility from lack of food," from Proto-Germanic *hungruz (cf. Old Frisian hunger, Old Saxon hungar, Old High German hungar, Old Norse hungr, German hunger, Dutch honger, Gothic huhrus), probably from PIE root *kenk- (2) "to suffer hunger or thirst." Hunger strike attested from 1885; earliest references are to prisoners in Russia.
  • noun appetite for food, other desire
Example sentences :
  • Hunger and cold seemed to have driven them from their former homes.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Whole tribes and clans were wiped out by hunger and cold and want.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • The Czar might retreat until his pursuers perished of fatigue and hunger.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Our allies are the millions who hunger and thirst after righteousness.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The hunger for the manhunt is like the hunger for food, and Bill Dozier had been starved for many a day.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • My hunger I could never satisfy with any amount of composition or extemporization of my own.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • I was very much exhausted, and suffered greatly from hunger.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • All my people went that way at the beginning of the Hunger.'
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • One she had lost in the fight at Red Buttes and one in a year of Hunger while he was little.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Send us back into our city, and keep us there immured until we have perished of hunger.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell

Antonyms for hunger

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