Word family noun thirst adjective thirsty adverb thirstily From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthirstythirst‧y /ˈθɜːsti $ ˈθɜːr-/ ●●● S3 adjective (comparative thirstier, superlative thirstiest) 1 THIRSTYfeeling that you want or need a drink → thirst, hungry Can I have a glass of water? I’m really thirsty. He’d been working in the garden and was very hot and thirsty. All this digging is thirsty work (=work that makes you want a drink).2 literaryWANT having a strong desire for somethingthirsty for a generation thirsty for change3 DRYfields or plants that are thirsty need water —thirstily adverb
Examples from the Corpusthirsty• Are you thirsty?• He was thirsty and hungry and in pain.• We always got thirsty and usually were hungry.• I drank two of their barrels of wine, and was still thirsty, because that was only half a litre.• We were soiled with urine, hungry, thirsty, cold and sick with exhaustion.• Are you thirsty? Do you want some juice?• His eyes clung to her like thirsty leeches, watching for any movement, the revolver trained on her back.• Stands were set up to satisfy the thousands of thirsty people expected at the event.• On a hot day, your dog can become very thirsty, so make sure they have plenty of water.• The fact that they were hungry and thirsty stretched nerves even tighter.• I'll have a beer. Gardening is thirsty work, you know.• By the time you actually feel thirsty, your body is already slightly dehydrated.