famished famished


  • (adj) extremely hungry



  1. She douses herself with deodorant, wolfs down caviar in front of famished children.
  2. One group of critics has seen The Wrestler, the other is waiting, tongues out like famished dogs, for tomorrow evening's North American premiere.
  3. Once rich and powerful, his kingdom is now poor, famished and depopulated.


  1. Repair gear can keep boating trip afloat

    Repair gear can keep boating trip afloat Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:43 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 An hour into a planned three-day fishing trip on the Sabine River, we stumbled onto a mother lode of fat, feisty and seemingly famished white bass. Just about every ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. Campos: "Tamale Lady will not go down!" Options proposed

    06.12.13 - 4:21 pm | Marke B. | She's been slinging her steamy goodness to famished drunkards out of a trash bag in a cooler strapped to a wagon for years with no problem (other than some grumbles about a recent, tiny price hike).
    on June 13, 2013     Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian


  1. She did it to fit in with the many other female celebrities turned by unceasing media exposure into what Brown calls a gaggle of "tiny famished ghosts attached to hair weaves."
    on Aug 25, 2007 By: Tina Brown Source: Voices

  2. "There will be like 30 burgers from Wendy's, 30 chicken sandwiches, Taco Bell," Wheeler said. "But at that point nobody is picky, so you're not worried about what you're eating. You're famished and you're just trying to fill your belly,...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Dan Wheeler Source: MLB.com

  3. But as the New Yorker's Anthony Lane said in his review of the film, "Are we really supposed to be moved by the sight of an unrepentant Nazi parsing Chekhov? That is not culturally nourishing; it is morally famished."
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Anthony Lane Source: nextbook

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