Definition of Starveling

1. Noun. Someone who is starving (or being starved).

Generic synonyms: Pauper



Definition of Starveling

1. n. One who, or that which, pines from lack or food, or nutriment.

2. a. Hungry; lean; pining with want.

Definition of Starveling

1. Noun. One who is thin from lack of food. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Starveling

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Starveling

startlish
startly
starts
starts up
startsy
startup
startupper
startups
starvation
starvation acidosis
starvations
starve
starved
starved aster
starvedly
starveling (current term)
starvelings
starven
starver
starvers
starves
starving
starvings
starward
starwards
starwort
starworts
stary
stases
stash

Literary usage of Starveling

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1. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"... here and there one of enormous size, surrounded by thousands of poor little starveling things, scarcely distinguishable by the keenest eye, or, if seen, ..."

2. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"... here and there one of enormous size, surrounded by thousands of poor little starveling things, scarcely distinguishable by the keenest eye, or, if seen, ..."

3. Later Leaves: Being the Further Reminiscences of Montagu Williams by Montagu Stephen Williams (1891)
"... from pillar to post—Death of the little starveling—An attempt to relieve the rates. I WAS counsel in the only case of high treason that occurred during ..."

4. The Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, Plots and Stories: With Two by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1880)
"... may all be ranged under fee tales. Feeble (Franck), a woman's tailor, and one of the recruits of sir John Fal- staff. Although a thin, starveling ..."

5. University Addresses by William Watts Folwell (1909)
"the dozen or more petty, starveling, ill-appointed affairs, in which as a people you will have no common interest. And you can take your choice between ..."

6. University Addresses by William Watts Folwell (1909)
"the dozen or more petty, starveling, ill-appointed affairs, in which as a people you will have no common interest. And you can take your choice between ..."

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