adjective, thirst·i·er, thirst·i·est.
- eager for attention or approval: thirsty celebrities.
- desperate for affection, sex, or sexual attention.
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Origin of thirsty
OTHER WORDS FROM thirstythirst·i·ly, adverbthirst·i·ness, nounnon·thirst·y, adjectiveun·thirst·y, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for thirsty
Fuel-thirsty four-engine jets, like the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, are decidedly passé these days, while aircraft with just two engines represent both the present and future of air travel.
His measurements astounded him—the force the spores generated as they cycled between small and thirsty and massive and moist was enough to act like a powerful, humidity-controlled muscle.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
This one is designed to hold onto moisture, and is best for thirsty plants like cucumbers.Indoor potting mixes for a thriving houseplant jungle|PopSci Commerce Team|September 24, 2020|Popular Science
Millions took up the invitation, replacing hardy prairie grass with thirsty crops like corn, wheat and cotton.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
For thirsty residents in dry counties, that means another long drive for a beer.
We are thirsty for his signature wit, warmth, and homespun wisdom.
And when I did finally get out of bed, I was so thirsty I made my way to the kitchen crawling along the floor.Get Into Bed with Tracey Emin for $2 Million: The Sale of a British Art Icon|Tim Teeman|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His discovery of the tuberculosis bacteria had given him a taste of fame, and made him thirsty for more.When TB Was a Death Sentence: An Excerpt From ‘The Remedy’|Thomas Goetz|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Singing is thirsty work, and everyone repairs to the pub afterwards.Thai Curry Therapy At London’s L’Atelier Des Chefs|Emma Woolf|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Men can be to other men as the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.Pax Vobiscum|Henry Drummond
Two of the boys passed round a pail of water and a tin cup, that all the thirsty might drink.Glengarry Schooldays|Ralph Connor
When night came they found themselves far from any stream; all were thirsty and there was no water.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Bright, clear, and the dew lying thick upon the thirsty earth.Off to the Wilds|George Manville Fenn
If, for instance, I was thirsty and wanted some milk, I would look in my dictionary for “I want.”Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa|Alfred W. Drayson