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  ( hungrier    comparative)   ( hungriest    superlative  )
1       adj   When you are hungry, you want some food because you have not eaten for some time and have an uncomfortable or painful feeling in your stomach.,   (Antonym: full)    My friend was hungry, so we drove to a shopping mall to get some food...     
  hungrily      adv   ADV with v  
James ate hungrily.     
2    If people go hungry, they do not have enough food to eat.  
go hungry      phrase   V inflects  
Leonidas' family had been poor, he went hungry for years.     
3       adj   If you say that someone is hungry for something, you are emphasizing that they want it very much.  
LITERARY   usu v-link ADJ for n, v-link ADJ to-inf     (emphasis)    (=eager)  
I left Oxford in 1961 hungry to be a critic.     
      Hungry is also a combining form., comb in adj  
...power-hungry politicians.     
  hungrily      adv   ADV with v  
He looked at her hungrily. What eyes! What skin!     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    empty, esurient, famished, famishing, hollow, peckish     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   ravenous, sharp-set, starved, starving, voracious  
2    athirst, avid, covetous, craving, desirous, eager, greedy, keen, yearning  

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go hungry, hungrily, hung, hunger

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very hungry
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