1. [syn: famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sharp-set \Sharp"-set`\, a.
Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by
keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set.
The town is sharp-set on new plays. --Pope.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [syn: famished, ravenous, sharp-set,