1. [ adjective ] extremely hungry
Synonyms: sharp-set starved esurient famished

"they were tired and famished for food and sleep" "a ravenous boy" "the family was starved and ragged" "fell into the esurient embrace of a predatory enemy"

Related terms: hungry
2. [ adjective ] devouring or craving food in great quantities
Synonyms: esurient rapacious ravening voracious wolfish edacious

"edacious vultures" "a rapacious appetite" "ravenous as wolves" "voracious sharks"

Related terms: gluttonous
Similar spelling:   ravenously