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Synonyms for starving
starv·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. starvation, starvingadjective

    the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine

    "the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender"; "they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"

    Synonyms:
    starvation, famishment

    Antonyms:
    nourished

  2. starved, starvingadjective

    suffering from lack of food

    Synonyms:
    ravenous, starved, esurient, sharp-set, famished

    Antonyms:
    nourished

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "starving":

    hungry, ravenous, hunger

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8710hungry
#9624hunger
#23922starving
#24596starvation
#30333starved
#65151ravenous
#113562famished

How to use starving in a sentence?

  1. John Paris:

    In the older world, you couldn't eat meat on Friday, but if you were starving and meat was the only food available, of course you would eat meat.

  2. Geoff LeBaron:

    When people harass them, it's to the detriment of the birds. It can cause them to spend more energy and push them over the edge. If they are starving already, it can cause them to starve to death.

  3. Rosalind Russell, as Aunti Mame:

    Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving.

  4. Joe Stork:

    The people of Falluja are besieged by the government, trapped by (Islamic State), and are starving, the warring parties should make sure that aid reaches the civilian population.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    I believe the people who have been ranting and raving about starving schoolchildren, calling those people involved in legitimate political dialogue 'extremists,' are in fact promoters of paranoia and purveyors of hate and divisiveness.


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