ravening

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 piñata, 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
  1. adjective
    excessively greedy and grasping
    ravening creditors”
    synonyms: rapacious, voracious
    acquisitive
    eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
  2. adjective
    devouring or craving food in great quantities
    synonyms: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravenous, voracious, wolfish
    gluttonous
    given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
  3. adjective
    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    ravening wolves”
    synonyms: predatory, rapacious, raptorial, vulturine, vulturous
    aggressive
    having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
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