Are there adjectives that describe this phrase? I will be using this term as an individual, one-word responses on a form, so sentence usage is unimportant.

For example:
"Wanting to date" would be "Flirty"
"Wanting to eat" would be "Hungry"

"Wanting to watch a movie"

Thanks in advance.

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    Jul 27, 2016 at 23:25
  • @choster How would I show that I've done research? With search engines being keyword-based, it's very difficult to formulate a question that would give you the results you are looking for. All of these words will used on their own as one-word responses in a form, which I have edited the question to clear up. If I can't ask these sort of things here, could you suggest a forum where I can ask? Thanks. Jul 27, 2016 at 23:33
  • "I'm feeling film-y / learn-y / inside-y / outside-y / drink-y / explore-y"
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    Jul 27, 2016 at 23:41
  • Generally, it's required that you ask one question at a time. I know that these are all related but you're asking half a dozen questions at once.
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    Jul 27, 2016 at 23:42
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    What would you suggest I do? Should I just delete the question? I didn't think about the upvote system, the only times I've used stack exchange is in stackoverflow where the questions are programming related, so I've never run into an issue where asking multiple questions would be problematic, as they would usually be solved with the same answer. I ask with multiple posts, but that would flood the questions section. Again, if you know of another forum where this kind of question would be acceptable, please direct me. Thanks. Jul 27, 2016 at 23:52

2 Answers 2


(wanting to watch a movie)

I think escapist (adjective) is as close as you're gonna get:

Oxford dictionaries


Providing or seeking distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially in the form of entertainment or fantasy:

I was ready for a good escapist read

the escapist desires of the moviegoing public

as for your other requests:

(wanting to learn new information)



  1. given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious


Oxford dictionaries

Eager to know or learn something

(wanting to stay inside)



Favouring, or pertaining to, indoor life.



Befitting a home; cozy, intimate.

(wanting to go outside)



: enjoying outdoor activities

(wanting to see new places)



serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

(desire for alcohol)


Oxford learner's dictionaries

liking to drink a lot of alcohol; involving a lot of alcoholic drink

dipsomanic (strong desire for alcohol)

Oxford learner's dictionaries

[having] a strong desire for alcoholic drink that they cannot control

(wanting to be thrilled)


Oxford dictionaries

adjective: Keen to take part in exciting activities that involve physical risk

  • Thanks very much! I've edited the answer now to not show all of the original phrases to better match the upvote system, but your answer is very helpful! Jul 28, 2016 at 1:27

The closest adjective I can think of would be:

Cinephilic: Having a love of films or the cinema. (reference)

Which is related to the more commonly known noun:

Cinephile: A devotee of motion pictures. (reference)

  • I was thinking that, but I feel like the negative connotation of "phile" would drive people away. (I'm using this for an app I'm developing.) Jul 28, 2016 at 1:23
  • Yes I guess, it's almost two different questions really. The first is to do with what the most accurate terms in English are, and the second is more a marketing question, about what phrase should be used to market a product. If you are not too concerned with literary appeal, and more seeking to go for sheer marketing value, I quite like "movie hungry".
    – Gary
    Jul 28, 2016 at 1:26

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