A hungry man is an __________ man

Instant Proverb

A hungry man is an __________ man – Someone who doesn’t get what he wants can be frustrated and even become violent.

Choose the right answer:

  1. eager
  2. aggressive
  3. arbitrary
  4. angry



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The right answer is:



I’m not sure, but this proverb could also apply to women.

Here are some examples of how you can use it:

Opposition parties still feel that they’re not getting an equal share in the economy, so that’s why they’re protesting against the government. A hungry man is an angry man.

Our friend’s wife has divorced him and he’s had to give his house back to the bank. Now he’s fallen to crime. A hungry man is an angry man.

One of the sisters has been written out of their parents’ will*, so when they die she will get nothing. Understandably, she is upset about it and she tries to avoid her family. A hungry man is an angry man.

*will (also: testament) is the legal document that says who gets what after the writer of the document dies.

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