Synonyms for starvation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : stahr-vey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : stɑrˈveɪ ʃən

Définition of starvation

Origin :
  • 1778, noun of action from starve. Famously introduced in English by Henry Dundas during debate in the House of Commons in 1775 on American affairs. It earned him the nickname "Starvation Dundas," though sources disagree on whether this was given in objection to the harshness of his suggestion of starving the rebels into submission or in derision at the barbarous formation of the word. It is one of the earliest instances of -ation used with a native Germanic word.
  • As to Lord Chatham, the victories, conquests, extension of our empire within these last five years, will annihilate his fame of course, and he may be replaced by Starvation Dundas, whose pious policy suggested that the devil of rebellion could be expelled only by fasting, though that never drove him out of Scotland. [Horace Walpole, letter to the Rev. William Mason, April 25, 1781]
  • noun hunger
Example sentences :
  • But the short of it is, Henry found himself facing work or starvation.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Exclusion was to me starvation, and I eagerly adopted the counsel of my companion.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • She saw it was reasonable: what fellowship can light have with darkness, or love with starvation?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It was pure kindness, for he would have died slowly otherwise of starvation.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Your costume may save us from starvation if we run short of cash.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • My belief was that the only important thing that could happen to us would be starvation.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • He was just in time to save them, literally, from starvation.
  • Extract from : « The Slave Of The Lamp » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • (With some starvation, the records say,) Our well-fed Independence!
  • Extract from : « Farm Ballads » by Will Carleton
  • Starvation and the revenge of angry Indians confronted them.
  • Extract from : « Introductory American History » by Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • And he pointed to a horse that was dying of starvation, on the edge of what had once been a field of beets.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for starvation

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