ravenousness


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rav·en·ous

 (răv′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Extremely hungry or characterized by extreme hunger; voracious: missed lunch and was ravenous by dinnertime.
2. Predatory or ferocious in predation: ravenous lions.
3. Eager for gratification or extremely desirous: "I'm ravenous for news, any kind of news" (Margaret Atwood).

[Middle English, from Old French ravineux, from raviner, to take by force, from Vulgar Latin *rapīnāre, from Latin rapīna, plunder; see rapine.]

rav′en·ous·ly adv.
rav′en·ous·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ravenousness - excessive desire to eatravenousness - excessive desire to eat    
hunger, hungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
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ravenousness

noun
The quality or condition of being voracious:
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Translations
ضَراوَه
vyhladovělost
forslugenhedgrådighed
falánkság
græîgi
vyhladnutosť
kıtlıktan çıkmışcasına

ravenous

(ˈrӕvənəs) adjective
very hungry.
ˈravenously adverb
ˈravenousness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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