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Hungry retinues becoming unruly (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

esurient

Here is my best explanation:

'hungry' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'retinues becoming unruly' is the wordplay.
'becoming unruly' indicates an anagram.
'retinues' anagrammed gives 'ESURIENT'.

This clue was last seen in The Times