Synonyms of famished


1. starve, hunger, famish, suffer, hurt

usage: be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!"

2. starve, famish, deprive

usage: deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners"

3. starve, famish, die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it

usage: die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"


1. famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient, hungry (vs. thirsty)

usage: extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"

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Definition and meaning of famished (Dictionary)