[syn: hunger, hungriness, thirst, thirstiness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
hungriness \hungriness\ n.
1. The state of being hungry; a need for food.
2. An intense desire.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a physiological need for food; the consequence of food
deprivation [syn: hunger, hungriness]
2: prolonged unfulfilled desire or need [syn: longing,
3: strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst
for knowledge"; "hunger for affection" [syn: hunger,
hungriness, thirst, thirstiness]