Emotion Thesaurus Addendum: Hunger

  • An empty, floaty feeling in the belly
  • The stomach twisting into knots
  • Gurgling in the belly
  • Dry mouth
  • An over-sensitive sense of smell
  • Quick salivation at the sight or scent of food
  • Obsessing about food
  • Shaking hands
  • Lightheadedness
  • Lethargy
  • Openly watching others eat
  • Swallowing often
  • Impulse buying when it comes to food
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PJ Hoover said...

Oh, now this is a good one!

Angela said...

Thanks, PJ!

Marian said...

The "Death" at the end gave me a bit of a jolt, even though it's true.

Are visual hallucinations also part of long-term hunger?

Becca said...

I don't know, tbh. I did a quick internet search and couldn't find any link to the two, though it wasn't by any means thorough. I know that extreme thirst/dehydration can cause hallucinations, though.


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