Alternative forms edit
- thursty (obsolete)
- (General American) enPR: thûrs′tē, IPA(key): /ˈθɝs.ti/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈθɜːs.ti/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)sti
- Needing to drink.
- After all that work I am really thirsty.
- Causing thirst; giving one a need to drink (informal).
- 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula:
- I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty.
- 2004, Charlotte Williamson, Vehicle maintenance for women, →ISBN:
- Invest in a water bottle: cycling can be thirsty work.
- (figurative) Craving something.
- thirsty for knowledge
- thirsty for attention
- After the president left office, the nation was thirsty for change.
- (needing to drink, craving something): athirst (archaic)
- (needing to drink): parched
- (desiring sex): horny
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit
needing to drink
See also edit
- (usually in the plural) One who is thirsty (for a drink, sex, alcohol, etc.).
- 1919, The Mines Magazine, page 99:
- The most interesting thing to the "chicken fanciers"—and the thirsty also—was an ice cream parlor in Morrison. Before we left […] the town ran short on all brands of beer (near, Root, etc.), and the thirsties of the crowd were reduced to the tamer pastime of eating oranges and cracking peanuts.
- 2004, Sura College of Competition, Junior Knowledge Book, page 107:
- A thirsty looking for a draught of water finds a welcome sea of water.
- 1990, George Waters, The Pacific Horticulture Book of Western Gardening, David R Godine Pub, page 18:
- Another way to limit the use of thirsty plants […] Here small beds of flowers, azaleas, and other "thirsties" could be grown satisfactorily.
- 2018, Pijush Kanti Mukherjee, CoMa Chose Life:
- You are like a stream of water to a thirsty in a desert.
- 2019, Alessia Ferrari Dream, A medieval Saga:
- Young Duchess watched the two accomplices, she seemed a thirsty who tastes clear and fresh water after having longed for it: for a moment she preserves an expression that expresses disbelief, as if she had discovered a completely new .
- 1948, Esther Warner, New Song in a Strange Land, page 36:
- There is a thirsty that is not for the belly. There is a thirsty for land that belong to we."
- 2012, Joyce Bethwane, You Are Not Your Own, page 58:
- The captain would have to spend all his fortune trying to quench the Dark tenant's thirsty. A thirsty that has spanned thousands of years and never been quenched. Provide for his lusts!
- 2017, Adam Roberts, The Real-Town Murders:
- Afterwards Marguerite declared herself super-hungry, and also thirsty. 'Not super-thirsty, Regular thirsty. Let's say a thirsty that has worked out, learned martial arts and designed its own bat-suit. But definitely super-hunggry.