Pronunciation: (hung'grē),[key] —adj.-gri•er, -gri•est. 1. having a desire, craving, or need for food; feeling hunger.
2. indicating, characteristic of, or characterized by hunger: He approached the table with a hungry look. 3. strongly or eagerly desirous.
4. lacking needful or desirable elements; not fertile; poor: hungry land. 5. marked by a scarcity of food: The depression years were hungry times. 6. Informal.aggressively ambitious or competitive, as from a need to overcome poverty or past defeats: a hungry investment firm looking for wealthy clients.