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synonyms for famished

  • empty
  • hollow
  • hungering
  • ravening
  • starved
  • could eat a horse
  • dog-hungry
  • flying light
  • having the munchies
  • hungry
  • ravenous
  • starved to death
  • voracious

antonyms for famished

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  • full
  • sated
  • satiated
  • satisfied
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How to use famished in a sentence

But this one swift achievement only whetted the famished appetite to more creative ardor.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
All these famished islanders, in the depths of their savage country, promised each other to meet at the Nabob's table.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
In November, fifteen martyrs were imprisoned in Canterbury castle, of whom all were either burnt or famished.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
He helps you to a deep gully, and there you remain till evening, half-famished for food.
THE DUTY OF DISOBEDIENCE TO THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACTLYDIA MARIA CHILD
As soon as he discovered me, a bright gleam passed over his countenance, and he instantly held out to me that famished hand.
THE DUTY OF DISOBEDIENCE TO THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACTLYDIA MARIA CHILD
Whatever I could procure, I divided with the famished hand, which had become to me a precious charge.
THE DUTY OF DISOBEDIENCE TO THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACTLYDIA MARIA CHILD
And the famished wretch would have gladly been a slave again.
HEARTMARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER
Thus it happened that after many days they grew hungry, almost famished.
ZUI FETICHESFRANK HAMILTON CUSHING
He had been famished, he had been frozen, he had been burned by the sun.
A BOSWELL OF BAGHDADE. V. LUCAS
We were famished, so fell to on the supper of buttermilk and potatoes.
THE ESCAPE OF A PRINCESS PATGEORGE PEARSON
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WORDS RELATED TO FAMISHED

  • anorexic
  • atrophied
  • attenuate
  • attenuated
  • bony
  • cadaverous
  • consumptive
  • famished
  • gaunt
  • haggard
  • lank
  • lean
  • like a bag of bones
  • meager
  • peaked
  • pinched
  • scrawny
  • skeletal
  • skeletonlike
  • skin and bones
  • skinny
  • starved
  • thin as a rail
  • underfed
  • wasted
  • wizened
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