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thirsty

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Adjective
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thirst=y

WORDNET DICTIONARY

Adjective thirsty has 4 senses

CIDE DICTIONARY

thirstya. [AS. urstig. See Thirst, n.].
  •  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 little water to drink, for I am thirsty."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Deficient in moisture; dry; parched.  [1913 Webster]
    "A dry and thirsty land, where no water is."  [1913 Webster]
    "When in the sultry glebe I faint,
    Or on the thirsty mountain pant.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

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).

Derivative
thirstily adv. thirstiness n.
Etymology
OE thurstig, thyrstig (as THIRST, -Y(1))

THESAURUS

thirsty

Saharan, absorbent, adsorbent, agog, anhydrous, anxious, ardent, arid, assimilative, athirst, avaricious, avid, bibulous, blotting, bone-dry, breathless, burning, chemisorptive, chemosorptive, consumed with desire, coveting, craving, dehydrated, desert, desirous, devoured by desire, digestive, droughty, dry, dry as dust, dusty, eager, endosmotic, exosmotic, fervid, greedy, hankering, high and dry, hungering, hungry, imbibitory, impatient, itching, juiceless, keen, like parchment, mad with lust, moistureless, osmotic, parched, prurient, ravenous, resorbent, sandy, sapless, sere, soaking, sorbent, spongeous, spongy, thirsting, undamped, unwatered, voracious, waterless, yearning

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thirsty

Desire

N desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, exigency, mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection, propensity, willingness, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, inkling, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition, eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety, impetuosity, appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency, sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist, thirst, thirstiness, drouth, mouthwatering, itch, itching, prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, edge of appetite, edge of hunger, torment of Tantalus, sweet tooth, lickerish tooth, itching palm, longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye, greed, voracity, passion, rage, furore, mania, manie, inextinguishable desire, dipsomania, kleptomania, lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant, cormorant, desideratum, want, a consummation devoutly to be wished, attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol, whim, whimsy, whimsey, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, Fortunatus's cap, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, desirous, desiring, inclined, partial to, fain, wishful, optative, anxious, wistful, curious, at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous, craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy, hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear, greedy, unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked, unsaturated, eager, avid, keen, burning, fervent, ardent, agog, all agog, breathless, impatient, bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon, mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire, aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching, desirable, desired, in demand, pleasing, appetizing, appetible, tantalizing, wistfully, fain, Int, would that, would that it were!, O for!, esto perpetual, the wish being father to the thought, sua cuique voluptas, hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching, aut Caesar aut nullus, Cassius has a lean and hungry look, hungry as the grave, I was born to other things, not what we wish but what we want, such joy ambition finds, the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none, ubi mel ibi apes.

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