• IPA: /ˈɹævənəs/


  1. Very hungry.
  2. Grasping; characterized by strong desires.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present (book), book 3, ch. IX, Working Aristocracy
      Supply-and-demand? One begins to be weary of such work. Leave all to egoism, to ravenous greed of money, of pleasure, of applause: — it is the Gospel of Despair!
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