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1. famine

noun. ['ˈfæmən'] a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death.

Synonyms

  • the Irish Famine
  • disaster
  • cataclysm
  • the Great Starvation
  • the Great Hunger
  • calamity
  • catastrophe
  • the Great Calamity

Antonyms

  • adequacy
  • sufficiency
  • presence
  • have

Etymology

  • famine (French)

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Rhymes with Famine

  • reexamine
  • alabaman
  • vercammen
  • mccammon
  • stammen
  • scammon
  • tammen
  • sammon
  • salmon
  • salman
  • mammen
  • lammon
  • kamman
  • hamon
  • hammon
  • hammen
  • hammann
  • hamman
  • gammon
  • dammen
  • dammann
  • damman
  • cammon
  • ammon
  • ammann
  • amman
  • amann

How do you pronounce famine?

Pronounce famine as ˈfæmən.

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Sentences with famine


1. Noun, singular or mass
Consultants must find ways to survive when they have a feast or famine work flow.

Quotes about famine


1. Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry...I'm here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.
- Charles M. Schulz

2. I cannot understand anti-abortion arguments that centre on the sanctity of life. As a species we've fairly comprehensively demonstrated that we don't believe in the sanctity of life. The shrugging acceptance of war, famine, epidemic, pain and life-long poverty shows us that, whatever we tell ourselves, we've made only the most feeble of efforts to really treat human life as sacred.
- Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

3. Death and Famine and War and Pollution continued biking towards Tadfield. And Grievous Bodily Harm, Cruelty To Animals, Things Not Working Properly Even After You've Given Them A Good Thumping but secretly No Alcohol Lager, and Really Cool People travelled with them.
- Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

2. famine

noun. ['ˈfæmən'] an acute insufficiency.

Synonyms

  • lack
  • dearth
  • want
  • deficiency

Antonyms

  • abundance
  • despair
  • wealth
  • inessential

Etymology

  • famine (French)
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