What is another word for ravening?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈavənɪŋ] (IPA)

Ravening is a word that describes someone or something that is excessively greedy or hungry. This word can be used to describe a person who is a glutton and always looking for more food. However, if you are looking for a synonym for ravening, you could use words like voracious, insatiable, rapacious, or greedy. These are all words that convey an insatiable desire for something, whether it be food or something else. While not exact synonyms, they all convey a sense of hunger or desire that is similar to the definition of ravening, and can be used in similar contexts.

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Usage examples for Ravening

Last night he had thrown a sop to the ravening, hungry beast, but that, so he now swore to himself, should not happen again.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
When the first wavering gleam came in the eastern sky it revealed the blackened fringe of the trees, their green waving draperies scorched and fire-eaten, where the fire, like a ravening monster, had half-consumed them and passed on.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
In the red glow of the great fires the forms of hundreds of excited savages, in all their wild paraphernalia, showed forth weird, monstrous, fantastic, as they went through their barbarous performance, and the thunder of the war-song gathered in volume, swelling up to the star-lit heavens like the fierce roar of ravening beasts.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley"
Bertram Mitford

Famous quotes with Ravening

  • Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
    Amy Lowell
  • I fight against the gluttony of time with so many very amusing weapons — with gestures and with three attitudes and with charming phrases; with tears and with tinsel, and with sugar-coated pills, and with platitudes slightly regilded.but, above all, I fight that ravening dotard with the strength of my own folly.
    James Branch Cabell
  • There is nothing like [Indian cruelty] in history in any part of the world and the result was that the aboriginal Indians were regarded as ravening wolves or worse and deprived of all sympathy, while the Whites stole their lands and killed their game. No one who knew the true nature of the Indian felt any regret that they were driven off their hunting grounds. This attitude was found wherever the Whites came in conflict with them and explains why they were scarcely regarded as human beings.
    Madison Grant
  • Somewhere in the gray wood by the river is the huntsman and in the brooming corn and in the castellated press of cities. His work lies all wheres and his hounds tire not. I have seen them in a dream, slaverous and wild and their eyes crazed with ravening for souls in this world. Fly them.
    Cormac McCarthy
  • So with this Earthly Paradise it is, If ye will read aright, and pardon me, Who strive to build a shadowy isle of bliss Midmost the beating of the steely sea, Where tossed about all hearts of men must be; Whose ravening monsters mighty men shall slay, Not the poor singer of an empty day.
    William Morris

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