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Thirstiness

noun
1.
A deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall).  Synonyms: aridity, aridness.
2.
A physiological need to drink.  Synonym: thirst.
3.
Strong desire for something (not food or drink).  Synonyms: hunger, hungriness, thirst.  "Hunger for affection"






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"Thirstiness" Quotes from Famous Books



... confer upon him more than a nominal authority in England. His children, should they be born, might be sovereigns; he was but husband of the Queen; of a woman who could not atone by her abject but peevish fondness for himself, and by her congenial blood-thirstiness towards her subjects, for her eleven years seniority, her deficiency in attractions, and her incapacity to make him the father of a line of English monarchs. It almost excites compassion even for Mary Tudor, ...
— The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1555-1566 • John Lothrop Motley

... Francis the First prohibited the admission of Dante's poem into his dominions. Mr. Cary thinks the king might have been mistaken in his interpretation of the passage, and that "butcher" may be simply a metaphorical term for the blood-thirstiness of Capet's father. But when we find the man called, not the butcher, or that butcher, or butcher in reference to his species, but in plain local parlance "a butcher of Paris" (un beccaio di Parigi), ...
— Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Volume 1 • Leigh Hunt



Words linked to "Thirstiness" :   hunger, thirsty, waterlessness, dryness, polydipsia, xerotes, drive, dehydration, desire



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