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OTHER WORDS FROM ravenousrav·en·ous·ly, adverbrav·en·ous·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ravenousravenous , ravening (see synonym study at the current entry)
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MORE ABOUT RAVENOUS
What does ravenous mean?
Ravenous means extremely hungry, as in After being unable to eat solid foods for a week, Isaac was now ravenous.
Ravenous in this sense is often used figuratively. You might be hungry but not literally starving and still describe yourself as ravenous.
Ravenous also means extremely greedy or predatory. It’s especially used to describe predatory animals, but it’s also used to describe people. Ravenous people may be greedy for riches, fame, or something else that they think will give them satisfaction if they have a lot of it. (Whether they can ever be satisfied is another discussion.)
Example: After a long day hiking up the mountain, the hikers were ravenous, inhaling their dinner in a matter of minutes.
Where does ravenous come from?
The first records of the term ravenous come from around the late 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Old French ravin(er), meaning “to plunder.” Being literally ravenous might cause a person to steal in order to eat.
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What are some other forms related to ravenous?
- ravenously (adverb)
- ravenousness (noun)
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How is ravenous used in real life?
Ravenous is a fairly common word used literally to mean “extremely hungry.” In its figurative sense, it’s used to mean “greedy.”
OMG, it was an invasion of Ruby-crowned Kinglets in Central Park this afternoon! And they looked absolutely ravenous. These were spotted at the Wildflower Meadow and on a handrail above the Harlem Meer. #birdcp pic.twitter.com/wkyg8EzItp
— Above_96th (@Above96th) October 28, 2020
On the Californian turned princess & what she and her husband have announced:
36 — age of Diana upon her death
35 — Harry's age
37 — William's, Kate's age
38 — Meghan's age
That jolt of awareness— "I am the ~same age she was when…" and 3+ decades experience w ravenous press
— Susan A. Kitchens 🗳 Patience! Count ALL the votes (@susankitchens) January 9, 2020
she laughed a laugh that sounded so pure and so sweet it would sooth any ravenous beast
— ͏͏͏͏͏ (@kaitlynamethyst) October 21, 2022
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How to use ravenous in a sentence
As a 4-year-old, Brad Parks was so ravenous for “The Monster at the End of This Book” that his older brother — facing endless requests to read the story — finally recorded a version on an audio cassette.50 years later, ‘The Monster at the End of This Book’ is still selling — and inspiring authors|Danny Freedman|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
According to Flourish Klink, SM ’10, that term describes a community of people who build their own world—lovingly, and also sometimes critically—around whatever piece of pop culture makes them ravenous for more.
Each of them has raised their IPO price ranges in recent days in anticipation of ravenous market demand.The pandemic created the hottest IPO market of all time|Nicolás Rivero|December 8, 2020|Quartz
I’ve never been more ravenous for information than while learning about hunting.
For one thing, Shimada says, its ravenous metabolism would need to fundamentally change.Could an ancient megashark still lurk in the deep seas?|By Riley Black|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Still, Sailor Moon fans are always ravenous for new content, especially after such a long time away.‘Sailor Moon’ Is an Oasis for Superheroes Who Can Save the Universe in Heels|Rich Goldstein|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was like throwing a pack of ravenous dogs a side of raw meat.
Many French leaders have been famous for an almost-ravenous sexual appetite.Vladimir Putin on Group Sex & More Sex Talk by World Leaders|The Daily Beast|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was an irresistible feast for ravenous culture warriors on both sides.Augusta’s Weird Culture War Ends With Membership for Rice, Moore|Michelle Cottle|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Franco, the perpetual and ravenous learner, would get straight A's from any of those teachers.
He rushed with ravenous eagerness at every bait which was offered to his cupidity.
One set of writers described him as the most ravenous of all the plunderers of the poor overtaxed nation.
They forgot that they were ravenous, that their backs ached and that their hands were scratched and torn.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
The foam and the fangs and the flowers,The raving and ravenous rage Of a poet as pinion'd in powersAs a condor confined in a cage!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
About midnight he awakened and was aware at once of a ravenous hunger.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine