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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
thirsty (adjective)
1.
a) feeling - thirst
b) deficient in moisture - parched thirsty land
c) highly absorbent - thirsty towels
2.
having a strong desire - avid thirsty for knowledge
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
thirsty (adjective)
1.
marked by little or no precipitation or humidity
SYNONIMS:
arid, droughty, sere ( sear), thirsty, waterless
RELATED WORDS:
air-dry; bone-dry, hyperarid, ultradry; baked, dehydrated, parched, sunbaked; rainless; desert, desertic, desertlike, xerothermic
NEAR ANTONYMS:
awash, bathed, doused ( dowsed), drenched, dripping, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, washed, watered, waterlogged, watery; deluged, drowned, flooded, inundated, overflowed; submerged, swamped; hydrated
damp, dank, humid, moist, wet
thirsty (adjective)
2.
showing urgent desire or interest
SYNONIMS:
agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, geeked, great, greedy, gung ho, hepped up, hopped-up, hot, hungry, impatient, juiced, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, stoked, thirsty, voracious, wild
RELATED WORDS:
engaged, interested; happy, hung up, obsessed; ambitious, appetent, covetous, craving, hankering, longing, pining; breathless, restive, restless; amenable, disposed, game, glad, inclined, ready, unreluctant, willing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
casual, incurious, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uninterested; aloof, detached, disinterested; impassive, stolid; halfhearted, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lukewarm, spiritless; averse, disinclined, hesitant, loath ( loth loathe), reluctant, unwilling
apathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic
thirsty (adjective)
3.
able to soak up liquids especially readily
SYNONIMS:
bibulous, spongy, thirsty
RELATED WORDS:
osmotic
nonabsorbent
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