Thirsty

  • 1 Thirsty — Thirst y, a. [Compar. {Thirstier}; superl. {Thirstiest}.] [AS. ?urstig. See {Thirst}, n.] 1. Feeling thirst; having a painful or distressing sensation from want of drink; hence, having an eager desire. [1913 Webster] Give me, I pray thee, a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 thirsty — ► ADJECTIVE (thirstier, thirstiest) 1) feeling thirst. 2) (of an engine, plant, or crop) consuming a lot of fuel or water. 3) causing thirst: modelling is thirsty work. 4) (thirsty for) having or showing a strong desire for. D …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 thirsty — [thʉrs′tē] adj. thirstier, thirstiest [ME thyrsti < OE thurstig] 1. feeling thirst; wanting to drink 2. a) lacking water or moisture; dry; parched [thirsty fields] b) very absorbent 3 …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 thirsty — thər stē adj, thirst·i·er; est feeling thirst …

    Medical dictionary

  • 5 thirsty — O.E. þurstig; see THIRST (Cf. thirst) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 thirsty — [adj] dry, desirous (especially for liquid) agog*, anxious, appetent, ardent, arid, athirst, avid, bone dry*, breathless, burning, cottonmouthed*, craving, crazy for*, dehydrated, droughty, dry as dust*, dying for*, eager, greedy, hankering,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 thirsty */ — UK [ˈθɜː(r)stɪ] / US [ˈθɜrstɪ] adjective Word forms thirsty : adjective thirsty comparative thirstier superlative thirstiest 1) feeling that you want or need to drink something I m really thirsty – could I have a glass of water? thirsty work (=… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 thirsty — thirst|y [ θɜrsti ] adjective * 1. ) feeling that you want or need to drink something: I m really thirsty could I have a glass of water? thirsty work (=hard work that makes you feel thirsty): Moving furniture around is thirsty work. 2. ) thirsty… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 thirsty — thirst|y [ˈθə:sti US ˈθə:r ] adj comparative thirstier superlative thirstiest 1.) feeling that you want or need a drink →↑thirst, hungry ↑hungry ▪ Can I have a glass of water? I m really thirsty. ▪ He d been working in the garden and was very hot …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 thirsty — [[t]θɜ͟ː(r)sti[/t]] thirstier, thirstiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are thirsty, you feel a need to drink something. If a baby is thirsty, it feeds more often... Drink whenever you feel thirsty during exercise. Derived words: thirstily …

    English dictionary

  • 11 thirsty — adjective 1 needing to drink or feeling that you want a drink: Can I have a glass of water, I m really thirsty. | thirsty work (=work that makes you want a drink): All this digging is thirsty work. 2 thirsty for knowledge/power literary having a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 thirsty — thirstily, adv. thirstiness, n. /therr stee/, adj., thirstier, thirstiest. 1. feeling or having thirst; craving liquid. 2. needing moisture, as land; parched; dry or arid: the thirsty soil. 3. eagerly desirous; eager: thirsty for news. 4. causing …

    Universalium

  • 13 thirsty — adjective (thirstier; est) Date: before 12th century 1. a. feeling thirst b. deficient in moisture ; parched < thirsty land > c. highly absorbent < thirsty towels > 2. having a strong desire …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 thirsty — adjective 1) the boys were hot and thirsty Syn: longing for a drink, dry, dehydrated; informal parched, gasping 2) the thirsty soil Syn: dry, arid, dried up/out, bone dry, parched, baked, desiccated …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 thirsty — adjective a) Needing to drink. After all that work I am really thirsty. b) Causing thirst; giving one a need to drink. I am thirsty for knowledge. See Also: thirst …

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  • 16 thirsty — thirst•y [[t]ˈθɜr sti[/t]] adj. –i•er, –i•est 1) phl having thirst; craving liquid 2) agr. needing moisture; parched: the thirsty soil[/ex] 3) eagerly desirous 4) causing thirst: Digging is thirsty work[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 950; ME thirsti, OE… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 thirsty — adj Exhibiting extreme desperation. He was so thirsty, he spent 6 hours on the internet looking for information. 1990s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 18 thirsty*/ — [ˈθɜːsti] adj feeling that you want or need to drink something I m really thirsty – could I have a glass of water?[/ex] thirstily adv …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 thirsty — adj. (thirstier, thirstiest) 1 feeling thirst. 2 (of land, a season, etc.) dry or parched. 3 (often foll. by for or after) eager. 4 colloq. causing thirst (thirsty work). Derivatives: thirstily adv. thirstiness n. Etymology: OE thurstig, thyrstig …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 thirsty — Synonyms and related words: Saharan, absorbent, adsorbent, agog, anhydrous, anxious, ardent, arid, assimilative, athirst, avaricious, avid, bibulous, blotting, bone dry, breathless, burning, chemisorptive, chemosorptive, consumed with desire,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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