One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
thirsty, dehydrated, dryView synonyms
- ‘I took also a handful of dried apples, most of which I gave to Shagg, for I was still athirst despite the cold, and could not swallow them.’
- ‘… he always thought that God in his goodness had created the plant to give drink to such as were athirst on a hot and toilsome march and so he looked with gratitude and admiration on its representative in Canada.’
- 1.1 Very eager to get something.‘she was athirst for news’
eager, keen, avid, longing, yearning, pining, aching, greedy, thirsting, with an appetiteView synonyms
- ‘Baxter's life was a sermon, demonstrating, explaining, and applying the text, ‘my soul is athirst for God’.’
- ‘You are probably athirst with romantic desire.’
- ‘He believed that the respect in which these journals were held by a reading public athirst for good commentary would cause a very undesirable public indignation in the event of their suppression.’
Old English ofthyrst, shortened from ofthyrsted, past participle of ofthyrstan ‘be thirsty’.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.