- having a keen desire; eager (often followed by for): She has long been athirst for European travel.
- Archaic. thirsty.
Origin of athirst
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Examples from the Web for athirst
Yet I trust I am too good a Christian to refuse any man drink that is athirst.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
The grateful draft reminded her that she had actually been athirst ever since noon.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
At night he could not sleep; his throat was parched; he was athirst.Madame Bovary
See, he yet strives to throw the poison from him; twice have I given him the cup and yet he is athirst.Cleopatra
H. Rider Haggard
On a sultry day in August we struggled, dusty and athirst, into Vienna.A Tramp's Wallet
- (often foll by for) having an eager desire; longing
- archaic thirsty
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