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Hungry vs. Starving

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  • Hungry (adjective)

    Affected by hunger; desiring of food; having a physical need for food.

    "My kids go to bed hungry every night because I haven't got any money."

  • Hungry (adjective)

    Eager, having an avid desire (‘appetite’) for something.

  • Hungry (adjective)

    Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved.

    "a hungry soil"

  • Starving (noun)

    starvation

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  • Hungry (adjective)

    feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food;

    "a world full of hungry people"

  • Hungry (adjective)

    (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous;

    "athirst for knowledge"

    "hungry for recognition"

    "thirsty for informaton"

  • Starving (noun)

    the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine;

    "the beseigers used starvation to induce surrender"

    "they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"

  • Starving (adjective)

    suffering from lack of food

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