English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Borrowing from Old French . ravineus
Pronunciation [ edit ]
Adjective [ edit ]
ravenous ( comparative , more ravenous superlative ) most ravenous
1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in : A Cuckoo in the Nest
The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. There is something humiliating about it.
(Can we clean up ( this sense?) +) Eager for prey or gratification.
1843, Thomas Carlyle, , book 3, ch. IX, Past and Present Working Aristocracy
Supply-and-demand? One begins to be weary of such work. Leave all to egoism, to
ravenous greed of money, of pleasure, of applause: — it is the Gospel of Despair!
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Translations [ edit ]
eager for prey or gratification
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