Someone who's ravening is ferociously hungry, like a wild animal. A ravening monster in a horror film hunts its prey for food.

While a ravening wolf is fierce and brutal in its hunger, you can also use ravening to describe someone who acts wild or brutish in other ways. A businessman's ravening greed is so savage that he doesn't care who's hurt in his pursuit of money. A crowd of ravening children might dive for candy beneath a piƱata, shoving each other out of the way. A now obsolete verb, raven, or "prey, plunder, or devour," is the root of ravenous.

Definitions of ravening

adj excessively greedy and grasping

ravening creditors”
rapacious, voracious
eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

adj devouring or craving food in great quantities

edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravenous, voracious, wolfish
given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

adj living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

ravening wolves”
predatory, rapacious, raptorial, vulturine, vulturous
having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

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