Definition of power-hungry in English:



  • 1Having a strong desire for power.

    ‘the power-hungry and evil dictator’
    • ‘They were arrogant, power-hungry imperialists.’
    • ‘This had created an authoritarian mentality characterized by unquestioning obedience to the emperor and his power-hungry generals.’
    • ‘In Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers.’
    • ‘Menelaus prevails upon Agamemnon, his brother, to declare war on Troy, which has always stood just outside the grasp of the power-hungry Greek ruler.’
    • ‘This will complete the transfer of authority in European football from the governing bodies to the increasingly demanding and power-hungry club bosses.’
    • ‘A rival clan leader is looking to marry Shinobu, and, like all evil, power-hungry villains, wants to assume levels of awesome might.’
    • ‘She was much like her husband in many ways - bossy, luxury-loving, and power-hungry.’
    • ‘He is a power-hungry miser, a greedy manipulator of people, who robs the inhabitants of the town of which he is mayor.’
    • ‘Prince John is the power-hungry, arrogant and cowardly brother of King Richard.’
    • ‘In the 1987 film Wall Street, Michael Douglas's famously power-hungry character Gordon Gekko makes a speech extolling greed which captured the mood of the decade.’
    • ‘I hate to admit it, but every day I have a growing suspicion that I'm power-hungry.’
    • ‘The new heir was a mentally unstable young woman who was married to a power-hungry Austrian prince.’
    • ‘Caesar is a selfmade man with a pistol strapped to his hip, whose obsession with law and order has made him brutal and power-hungry.’
    • ‘Laurie was highly dedicated, not personally ambitious or power hungry.’
    • ‘She is no power-hungry woman waiting to grab power.’
    • ‘A very Senior Official had pleaded with another power-hungry local official to at least allow me to attend the last Council Meeting.’
    • ‘The players are greedy, wanting more than they need or are probably worth, and are power hungry.’
    aspiring, determined, forceful, pushy, enterprising, pioneering, progressive, eager, motivated, driven, enthusiastic, energetic, zealous, committed, go-ahead, go-getting, purposeful, assertive, aggressive, hungry, power-hungry
    1. 1.1(of a device) using or requiring a lot of electrical power.
      ‘power-hungry processors’
      • ‘Over the next few years, many of Japan's mobile phone makers will add power-hungry digital broadcast tuners to their mobile phone models.’
      • ‘To process arbitrary speech, you need a very powerful and power-hungry processor.’
      • ‘Each has a removable battery, especially handy when using power-hungry Wi-Fi.’
      • ‘GPS is a power-hungry technology.’
      • ‘We will speed the migration toward larger and higher-resolution panels that will eventually replace traditionally bulky and power-hungry displays.’
      • ‘Among other things, the heat output and energy consumption of the latest power-hungry processors is too much to bear.’
      • ‘As it's a fairly power-hungry device, there are two lithium-ion batteries included in the box.’
      • ‘The most power-hungry, high end video cards will still require external power connectors.’
      • ‘The piece suggested that London was in line for an electricity blackout due to the construction of power-hungry data centers in the capital.’
      • ‘If power-hungry hardware is added, like a high-end video card, a power supply unit with a minimum of 450 Watt seems to be a good idea.’
      • ‘Today's power-hungry components need more 12V power than older hardware does, so a power supply must provide adequate 12V current.’
      • ‘Nanotechnology may open the door to smaller, more reliable, and less power-hungry memory chips in cell phones, network gear, and other devices.’