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thirsty (ˈθɜːstɪ



Word forms:   thirstier or ,  thirstiest
  1. feeling a desire to drink
  2. dry; arid   ⇒  ■ the thirsty soil
  3. (followed by for) feeling an eager desire   ⇒  ■ thirsty for information
  4. causing thirst   ⇒  ■ thirsty work

Derived Forms

ˈthirstily  adverb
ˈthirstiness  noun


View thesaurus entry
= parched, dry, dehydrated
= eager for, longing for, hungry for, dying for, yearning for, lusting for, craving for, thirsting for, burning for, hankering for, itching for, greedy for, desirous of, avid for, athirst for

Translations for 'thirsty'

  • British English: thirsty If you are thirsty, you feel a need to drink something.Drink whenever you feel thirsty.ˈθɜːstɪ ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: ظَمْآن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: com sede
  • Chinese: 渴的
  • Croatian: žedan žedna
  • Czech: žíznivý
  • Danish: tørstig
  • Dutch: dorstig
  • European Spanish: sediento sedienta
  • Finnish: janoinen
  • French: assoiffé
  • German: durstig
  • Greek: διψασμένος διψασμένη
  • Italian: assetato assetata
  • Japanese: のどが渇いた
  • Korean: 목마른
  • Norwegian: tørst
  • Polish: spragniony spragniona
  • Portuguese: com sede
  • Romanian: însetat însetat, însetată, însetați, însetate
  • Russian: испытывающий жажду испытывающая жажду
  • Spanish: sediento sedienta
  • Swedish: törstig törstigt
  • Thai: ที่กระหายน้ำ
  • Turkish: susuz
  • Ukrainian: спраглий
  • Vietnamese: khát

Example Sentences Including 'thirsty'

They towed me to Tamanrasset which was a real enough experience and saved me from a thirsty death.
Great trees passed by like ghosts, thrusting their twisted thirsty roots through the mist down into the water.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
His neck was stiff from the awkwardness of his position, and he was very thirsty.
Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: The Sangreal Trilogy One (2004)


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