What does the word ravenous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Ravenously.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Ravenousness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Furiously voracious; extremely greedy or eager.

Usage examples for ravenous

  1. Camels, although exceedingly ravenous animals, will only eat what they like, and if they can't get that, will lie down all night and starve, if they are too short- hobbled to allow them to wander, otherwise they will ramble for miles. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. It was quite as Mr. Ford had said; that the mountain air made people almost ravenous, at first. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  3. I would have engaged him in conversation, for I am of a sociable disposition, and I bore him no ill- will, but the fact is, he was an extremely vulgar fellow, and if I had not been simply ravenous, his table manners must infallibly have destroyed my appetite. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt