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1. ravenous

adjective. ['ˈrævənəs'] extremely hungry.

Synonyms

  • starved
  • famished
  • hungry
  • sharp-set

Antonyms

  • nourished
  • abstinent
  • ascetic
  • ascetical

Etymology

  • ravineus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Ravenous

  • androgynous
  • asynchronous
  • bituminous
  • cavernous
  • chitinous
  • exogenous
  • gainous
  • gelatinous
  • gluttonous
  • heinous
  • homogenous
  • indigenous
  • intravenous
  • larcenous
  • luminous
  • membranous
  • monotonous
  • mountainous
  • mutinous
  • nitrogenous

How do you pronounce ravenous?

Pronounce ravenous as ˈrævənəs.

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Sentences with ravenous


1. Adjective
If your Kitty has IBD, he might lose his appetite or appear ravenous.

Quotes about ravenous


1. It wouldn't be my move,"Jace agreed. "First the candy and flowers, then the apology letters, then the ravenous demon hordes. In that order.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. You grow ravenous. You run fevers. You know exhilarations. You can't sleep at night, because your beast-creature ideas want out and turn you in your bed. It is a grand way to live.
- Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

3. She thought she was independent and strong, but she got one small taste of love and she was hungrier than anyone. She was ravenous.
- Ann Brashares, Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

2. ravenous

adjective. ['ˈrævənəs'] devouring or craving food in great quantities.

Synonyms

  • ravening
  • voracious
  • edacious
  • gluttonous
  • esurient
  • wolfish

Antonyms

  • unaggressive
  • unacquisitive
  • nonindulgent
  • undesirous

Etymology

  • ravineus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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