What is hunger?

  • (noun): Strong desire for something (not food or drink).
    Example: "Hunger for affection"
    Synonyms: thirst
    See also — Additional definitions below


Hunger is the physical sensation of desiring food. Even the highly privileged sometimes experience mild hunger; brief experiences of the condition are not usually harmful. When politicians, relief workers and social scientists talk about people suffering from hunger, they usually refer to those who are unable to eat sufficient food to meet their basic nutritional needs for sustained periods of time.

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Some articles on hunger:

Little Village Lawndale High School Campus - History
... Day weekend in 2001, 14 parents and grandparents organized a hunger strike to demand the construction of a high school that had been promised to the community but remained unfunded ... Schools, initially refused to meet with the hunger strikers, by the end of the first week, he visited their tent to negotiate terms ... The hunger strike lasted 19 days and increased public pressure on the school district to fund the project ...
Sophie Hunger - Career
... As a child, Sophie Hunger for some time took piano lessons ... Since her father was a jazz listener, Hunger came in contact with that style of music quite early ... From 2002 to 2006 Hunger was a guest singer for the project Superterz and appears on the 2006 album Standards released by that group ...
Catching Fire (2009 Novel) - Film Adaptation
... Lionsgate has announced that The Hunger Games Catching Fire will be released on November 22, 2013, as a sequel to the film adaptation of The Hunger Games. 2012, it was announced that Gary Ross, director of The Hunger Games, would not return due to a "tight" and "fitted" schedule ...
Summer 1981 Hunger Demonstrations In Poland
... of Poles, mainly women and their children, took part in several hunger demonstrations, organized in cities and towns across the country ... serious enough that it prompted Adam Michnik to write, "Poland faces hunger uprisings'" ...
Hunger and Gender
... and fathers will sometimes go without eating so their children can avoid hunger ... that about 60% of those experiencing hunger are female ...

More definitions of "hunger":

  • (verb): Feel the need to eat.
  • (noun): A physiological need for food; the consequence of foood deprivation.
    Synonyms: hungriness
  • (verb): Be hungry; go without food.
    Synonyms: starve, famish

Famous quotes containing the word hunger:

    As regards the celebrated “struggle for life,” it seems to me for the present to have been rather asserted than proved. It does occur, but as the exception; the general aspect of life is not hunger and distress, but rather wealth, luxury, even absurd prodigality—where there is a struggle it is a struggle for power.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    I can’t talk religion to a man with bodily hunger in his eyes.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Four spectres haunt the Poor—Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land.
    David Lloyd George (1863–1945)