hungrier hungrier  /ˈhəŋ ɡri ər/


  1. (adj) feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food
  2. (adj) (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous



  1. The seven-year hiatus from elite level training didn't intimidate Torres from coming back; it just made her hungrier for a race.
  2. But while the young, home-based players are certainly hungrier than the European contingent are to represent their country, their motivation may not be entirely patriotic.
  3. But all that's happened in his village, Jae Young says, is that the price of grain has gone up, leaving his family hungrier than before.


  1. Ken Lombard, on Staying a Student of Business

    The former business partner of Magic Johnson advises business school students to be “hungrier than you’ve ever been” after graduation, because competition will be intense.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Guardiola faces tough task to improve Bayern, says Schweinsteiger

    The influential midfielder says Bayern is even hungrier than last year, but is not sure the team can still make steps forward under its new coach
    on July 6, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Kolo Toure Feeling ‘Happy,’ ‘Hungry’ And ‘Refreshed’ As He Begins Liverpool Career

    Kolo Toure claims his “part-time” role at Manchester City has made him hungrier than ever to prove he is still one of the best defenders around. The 32-year-old spoke to after finalizing his transfer on Tuesday afternoon. Toure answered questions about why he chose Liverpool, how he felt to effectively be replacing club legend […]
    on July 2, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network


  1. "Next year we've got to be even more hungrier to want to be champions," said Howard. "It does hurt, but I'd rather sit there and watch it than go in the locker room and feel sorry for myself. It hurts. It hurts a lot, but you can learn a lot...
    on Jun 14, 2009 By: Dwight Howard Source: USA Today

  2. "We still went out to win, even at 6-2 down. We still wanted to attack and we have to applaud that," Powell said. "I think this will make the girls hungrier next time and one day it will be our day."
    on Sep 10, 2009 By: Hope Powell Source: BBC Sport

  3. "I'm a firm believer of everything happens for a reason, there's a time for everything," Duminy said yesterday. "The way things have panned out is probably the best way I could ask for. It definitely made me hungrier, and the key for me was...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Jean-Paul Duminy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /