ravenous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ravenous

(adj) extremely hungry
Synonyms : esurient , famished , sharp-set , starved
Example Sentence
  • they were tired and famished for food and sleep
  • a ravenous boy
  • the family was starved and ragged
  • fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy

(adj) devouring or craving food in great quantities
Example Sentence
  • edacious vultures
  • a rapacious appetite
  • ravenous as wolves
  • voracious sharks

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ravenous

sounds like RAVAN.. we can understand how hungry one would get to feed his 10 heads.
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by keyurpatel87

Sounds like "revenues". Everyone is extremely hungry about it :)
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by garrulous

add a 'c' it becomes crave+nous...extremely hungry
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by anshulnirvana

Everybody knows raven? So ravenous...
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by mitdac99

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