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1‘I was feeling ravenously hungry’
ravenous, empty, hollow, faint from hunger
starving, starved, famished, dying from hunger, deprived of food, half-starved, malnourished, undernourished, underfed
informal peckish, able to eat a horse, with one's stomach thinking one's throat's cut
rare sharp-set, esurient
full, well fed
2‘the new team are hungry for success’
eager, keen, avid, longing, yearning, pining, aching, greedy, thirsting, with an appetite
craving, desiring, desirous of, covetous of, hankering after, lusting after, in need of, in want of
informal itching, dying, gagging, hot, with a yen
averse to, indifferent to
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