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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fam-isht]
    • /ˈfæm ɪʃt/
    • /ˈfæm.ɪʃt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-isht]
    • /ˈfæm ɪʃt/

Definitions of famished word

  • adjective famished extremely hungry: to be famished after a hike; famished, homeless multitudes. 1
  • noun famished Extremely hungry. 1
  • adjective famished starving, dying of hunger 1
  • adjective famished very hungry 1
  • adjective famished If you are famished, you are very hungry. 0
  • adjective famished very hungry or weak 0

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Origin of famished

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at famish, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Famished


famished popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for famished

adj famished

  • hollow — having a space or cavity inside; not solid; empty: a hollow sphere.
  • hungry — having a desire, craving, or need for food; feeling hunger.
  • ravenous — extremely hungry; famished; voracious: feeling ravenous after a hard day's work.
  • voracious — craving or consuming large quantities of food: a voracious appetite.
  • ravening — rapacious; voracious.

adjective famished

  • underfed — to feed insufficiently.
  • empty — A container (esp. a bottle or glass) left empty of its contents.

Antonyms for famished

adj famished

  • satisfied — content: a satisfied look.
  • full — completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup.
  • sated — to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
  • satiated — satiated.

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