Definition of hungrily in English:



  • 1In a way that shows a need or desire for food.

    ‘he hungrily devoured six pieces of bread’
    ‘he stared hungrily at the meat’
    • ‘Her stomach grumbled as she hungrily eyed the sausages sputtering on the blackened grill.’
    • ‘The more daring divers can approach the screen that separates the pools, and poke small baitfish through holes to the dozen nurse sharks waiting hungrily on the other side.’
    • ‘She was hungrily eating the stew.’
    • ‘Rosa hungrily eyeing the bag of sour cream and onion flavored chips I had brought with my sandwiches.’
    • ‘The men had laid down tools and were sitting hungrily eating the bowls of broth that he was ladling for them.’
    • ‘The actress hungrily consumed a plate of cupcakes baked by her roommate.’
    • ‘He hungrily devoured the chicken in his hands.’
    • ‘She was hungrily eyeing her bacon cheeseburger as the plate was being put down before her.’
    • ‘Once separated, I sat and hungrily ate her delicious breakfast.’
    • ‘We all grew quiet as we hungrily ate, because the food was so good.’
    1. 1.1 In a way that shows a strong desire for something.
      ‘your competitors are hungrily eyeing your assets’
      • ‘The plot hungrily steals plot points from a hodgepodge of other, better movies.’
      • ‘As a child, I hungrily devoured the literature and legends of big cities.’
      • ‘She took the necklace in her hand and stared hungrily at the diamonds, rubies, and onyx stones.’
      • ‘Any free time he did have, he spent in the extensive library, hungrily devouring book after book.’
      • ‘Fans had been hungrily awaiting the final instalment.’
      • ‘"The piracy universe hungrily consumes increasing amounts of bandwidth," the report read.’
      • ‘By the 13th century, he was hungrily eyeing all the land to the south of him.’
      • ‘This was Scotland's night, the game effectively won at half-time and the second period a succession of opportunities hungrily snatched.’
      • ‘Local people wait hungrily for news of future developments.’
      • ‘Dance and theater groups are eyeing the downtown cultural spaces hungrily.’