North Korea is this impoverished, famished regime, but they have our attention because they have nuclear weapons.
famished Financier Dear famished: You, sir, have come to the right place.
Dash Snow was an artist whose subject matter involved rats, famished dogs, squalid sex, police brutality, and street life.
The famished child gave a little cry and reached both hands.
It seemed to Madame Francois that he was in far too famished a condition to have got drunk.
Seven more days of marching, with hungry stomachs and famished horses and then, Moscow!
However, that was a slight affair, and Vance was far too famished to be particular.
Some distance off an outcast horse was attacked by thousands of famished crows.
This, you may imagine, the famished Prince was only too glad to do.
One reads of famished wretches who have tried to nourish life from the current of their own veins.
c.1400, famyschen, alteration of famen (late 14c.), a shortening of Old French afamer, from Vulgar Latin *affamare "to bring to hunger," from ad famem, from Latin fames "hunger" (see famine).
Ending changed mid-14c. to -ish under influence of ravish, anguish, etc. The intransitive sense is from 1520s. Related: Famished; famishing.