Synonyms for famine

Grammar : Noun
Spell : fam-in
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfæm ɪn

Définition of famine

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French famine "hunger" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *famina, from Latin fames "hunger, starvation, famine," of unknown origin.
  • noun hunger
Example sentences :
  • That morning a rumor had reached the village of a famine in the island of Crete.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • That was in case of an enemy or a famine when the people might be tempted to eat it.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • I could have pronounced him, alone, to be a young man aged by famine and sickness.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • This is the usual result of feast after famine, and was to be expected.
  • Extract from : « The Long Labrador Trail » by Dillon Wallace
  • In the worst pinches of the famine he stole back to the fires of the gods.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • It was the time of the famine, and there was no meat for the dogs.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • This famine was not a long one, but it was severe while it lasted.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • There was no food, no venison, no fish, nothing to eat at all; there was a famine.
  • Extract from : « Aino Folk-Tales » by Basil Hall Chamberlain
  • That day, however, was the last on which they suffered from famine.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • And now there was famine on Dara for the second time, and they were of no mind to starve quietly.
  • Extract from : « Pariah Planet » by Murray Leinster

Antonyms for famine

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