Ravenous meaning

răvə-nəs
Predatory or ferocious in predation.

Ravenous lions.

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Greedily or wildly hungry; voracious or famished.
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Very eager for gratification.

Ravenous for praise.

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Very rapacious.
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Eager for gratification or extremely desirous.
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The definition of ravenous is extremely hungry or famished.

When you are so hungry you can eat an entire pizza, this is an example of a situation where you would be described as ravenous.

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Very hungry.
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Extremely hungry or characterized by extreme hunger; voracious.

Missed lunch and was ravenous by dinnertime.

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Origin of ravenous

  • Middle English from Old French ravineux from raviner to take by force from Vulgar Latin rapīnāre from Latin rapīna plunder rapine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Old French ravineus.

    From Wiktionary