Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb devour

4 senses of devour

Sense 1
devour -- (destroy completely; "Fire had devoured our home")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 2
devour -- (enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels")
       => enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savour -- (derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory")

Sense 3
devour, down, consume, go through -- (eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Sense 4
devour, guttle, raven, pig -- (eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Antonyms of adj devouring

1 sense of devouring

Sense 1
avid, devouring (prenominal), esurient, greedy -- ((often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame")

INDIRECT (VIA desirous) -> undesirous, undesiring -- (having or feeling no desire; "a very private man, totally undesirous of public office")

Similarity of adj devouring

1 sense of devouring

Sense 1
avid, devouring (prenominal), esurient, greedy -- ((often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame")
       => desirous (vs. undesirous), wishful -- (having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem")

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