Definition of unfed in English:



  • Not having been fed.

    ‘Apparently, in the latter study the difference in the rapidity with which fed and unfed chicks started to beg once a parent arrived was relatively larger than the differences in calling rate and volume.’
    • ‘We wanted these manipulative girls and violent boys to be unwashed for a year, unfed for a month, to be lashed, strapped, coshed and whacked.’
    • ‘Late into the weekend, sleepless and unfed, I had a headache.’
    • ‘I ended up going to work unshaven and unfed.’
    • ‘The British expressed sympathy for the poorly armed, unfed and ill-clad Iraqis but explained that they could not accept their surrender until the war begins.’
    • ‘Whatever the outcome of the probe is, Southern aid to the North should be continued, in a more transparent fashion, to help our unfed brethren living in the most reclusive country in the world.’
    • ‘It always embarrassed me when a guest would linger anticipating an invitation to a meal and finally, awkwardly, leave unfed.’
    • ‘Even under water and unthreatened or unfed, the presence of man alters the behaviour of all wild animals.’
    • ‘She knew that her mother on a full stomach was much more agreeable than her mother unfed.’
    • ‘The Sherpas’ most important rule of hospitality is that a visitor must not leave the house unfed or without a drink.’
    • ‘The best democracies emerged after long periods of gradually-increased and revised organization, not vague anarchy which keeps the starving unfed and the weak oppressed.’
    • ‘The hard ticks are flattened dorsoventrally in the unfed state, possess a marginal outline which tapers toward the anterior, and the mouthparts are clearly visible.’
    • ‘Testing volunteers inserted a repellent-treated arm into a cage with 10 disease-free, unfed female mosquitoes.’
    • ‘After they'd kissed, she had ordered him away, still unfed.’
    • ‘Jack Trent's stomach makes unattractive noises when unfed!’
    • ‘Similarly, unfed herring maintained the same level of emissions.’
    • ‘Who would oppose a society ‘where no child will go unfed and no youngster will go unschooled’?’
    • ‘They were all upset since they were obviously sick, tired and unfed.’
    • ‘I gasp as I recognize Braeden; an unwashed and unfed one, but Braeden nonetheless.’
    • ‘They could never otherwise have survived being so close to food, and unfed.’
    very hungry, ravenous, starving, starving to death, starved, dying of hunger, faint from lack of food, deprived of food, empty



/ˌənˈfed/ /ˌənˈfɛd/