Hungry vs Satiate - What's the difference?

hungry | satiate |


As adjectives the difference between hungry and satiate

is that hungry is affected by hunger; desiring of food; having a physical need for food while satiate is filled to satisfaction or to excess.

As a verb satiate is

to fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hungry

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Affected by hunger; desiring of food; having a physical need for food.
  • My kids go to bed hungry every night because I haven't got any money .
  • (figuratively) Eager, having an avid desire ('appetite') for something.
  • * Charles Kingsley
  • The cruel, hungry foam.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Cassius has a lean and hungry look.
  • Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved.
  • a hungry soil
  • * Shakespeare
  • The hungry beach.

    Synonyms

    * (sense)

    Derived terms

    * * * *

    satiate

    English

    Verb

    (satiat)
  • To fill to satisfaction; to satisfy.
  • Nothing seemed to satiate her desire for knowledge.
  • To satisfy to excess. To fill to satiety.
  • Usage notes

    Used interchangeably with, and more common than, sate.Monthly Gleanings: November 2011]: Sate'' versus ''satiated''.”, ''[http://blog.oup.com/ OUPblog

    Synonyms

    * sate

    Derived terms

    * satiated

    References

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Filled to satisfaction or to excess.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • satiate of applause