Definitions for ravenousˈræv ə nəs
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famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient(adj)
"they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"
edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish(adj)
devouring or craving food in great quantities
"edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
Eager for prey or gratification.
Origin: From ravineus.
devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious; hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture
eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite or desire
Origin: [From 2d Raven.]
Ravenous is a 1999 horror film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle and Jeffrey Jones. The film revolves around cannibalism in 1840s California and some elements bear similarities to the story of the Donner Party and that of Alferd Packer. Screenwriter Ted Griffin lists Packer's story, as recounted in a couple of paragraphs of Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man, as one of his inspirations for Carlyle's character. The film's darkly humorous and ironic take on its gruesome subject matter have led some to label it a black comedy. The film's unique score by Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn generated a significant amount of attention. The film's production did not get off to a good start. Original director Milcho Manchevski left the production two weeks after shooting started. He was replaced by Bird at the suggestion of Carlyle.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude.
Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat
Translations for ravenous
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- ahne, sudennälkäinenFinnish
- craosach, gionachScottish Gaelic
- soltinn, banhungraður, glorhungraðurIcelandic
- affamato, famelicoItalian
- whakapakari, warawaraMāori
- żarłoczny, zachłannyPolish
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