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famished

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of famished

  1. 1 feeling a desire or need for food <after a full day of skiing, I was feeling absolutely famished> Synonyms empty, hungry, peckish [chiefly British], starved, starvingRelated Words rapacious, ravenous, voracious, wolfish; malnourished, underfed, undernourished; gluttonous, gormandizing, greedy, hoggish, insatiable, piggish, piggyNear Antonyms engorged, glutted, gorged, overfed, overfull, overstuffed, replete, stuffed, surfeitedAntonyms full, sated, satiate, satiated, satisfied

  2. 2 lacking money or material possessions <do-gooders who were terribly distraught about the poor in other countries but were oblivious to the plight of the famished families in their own community> Synonyms beggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor, down-and-out, poor, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needful, needy, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, skint [chiefly British], threadbareRelated Words deprived, disadvantaged, dispossessed, unaffluent, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, bust (or busted), insolvent; possessionless, ruined; depressed, distressed, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, pinched, poorish, reduced, straitened; cash-strapped, low, short, tapped outNear Antonyms comfortable, prosperousAntonyms affluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do



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