ravening

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present participle of the obsolete verb raven "to prey".

Adjective[edit]

ravening (comparative more ravening, superlative most ravening)

  1. Voracious and greedy.
    There is no shortage of ravening friends and relatives on the day one hits the lottery.

Noun[edit]

ravening (plural ravenings)

  1. Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion.
    • The Gospel according to St. Matthew. Chap 7.15:
      Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolfes.