Definition of hungrily in English:

hungrily

adverb

  • 1In a way that shows a need or desire for food.

    ‘he hungrily devoured six pieces of bread’
    ‘he stared hungrily at the meat’
    • ‘He hungrily devoured the chicken in his hands.’
    • ‘She was hungrily eyeing her bacon cheeseburger as the plate was being put down before her.’
    • ‘Her stomach grumbled as she hungrily eyed the sausages sputtering on the blackened grill.’
    • ‘Rosa hungrily eyeing the bag of sour cream and onion flavored chips I had brought with my sandwiches.’
    • ‘The actress hungrily consumed a plate of cupcakes baked by her roommate.’
    • ‘She was hungrily eating the stew.’
    • ‘Once separated, I sat and hungrily ate her delicious breakfast.’
    • ‘The men had laid down tools and were sitting hungrily eating the bowls of broth that he was ladling for them.’
    • ‘We all grew quiet as we hungrily ate, because the food was so good.’
    • ‘The more daring divers can approach the screen that separates the pools, and poke small baitfish through holes to the dozen nurse sharks waiting hungrily on the other side.’
    1. 1.1In a way that shows a strong desire for something.
      ‘your competitors are hungrily eyeing your assets’
      • ‘Any free time he did have, he spent in the extensive library, hungrily devouring book after book.’
      • ‘As a child, I hungrily devoured the literature and legends of big cities.’
      • ‘By the 13th century, he was hungrily eyeing all the land to the south of him.’
      • ‘This was Scotland's night, the game effectively won at half-time and the second period a succession of opportunities hungrily snatched.’
      • ‘"The piracy universe hungrily consumes increasing amounts of bandwidth," the report read.’
      • ‘Local people wait hungrily for news of future developments.’
      • ‘She took the necklace in her hand and stared hungrily at the diamonds, rubies, and onyx stones.’
      • ‘The plot hungrily steals plot points from a hodgepodge of other, better movies.’
      • ‘Dance and theater groups are eyeing the downtown cultural spaces hungrily.’
      • ‘Fans had been hungrily awaiting the final instalment.’

Pronunciation

hungrily

/ˈhʌŋɡrɪli/