voracity

  • 1 Voracity — Vo*rac i*ty, n. [L. voracitas: cf. F. voracit[ e].] The quality of being voracious; voraciousness. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 voracity — index greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 voracity — 1520s, from M.Fr. voracité (14c.) or directly from L. voracitatem (nom. voracitas) greediness, ravenousness, from vorax (gen. voracis) greedy, from vorare to devour, from PIE root *gwer to swallow, devour (Cf. Skt. girati he swallows, garah …

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  • 4 voracity — voracious ► ADJECTIVE 1) wanting or devouring great quantities of food. 2) eagerly consuming something: his voracious reading of literature. DERIVATIVES voraciously adverb voracity noun. ORIGIN from Latin vorax, from vorare devour …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 voracity — noun Date: 1526 the quality or state of being voracious …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 voracity — /vaw ras i tee, voh , veuh /, n. the condition or quality of being voracious. [1520 30; < L voracitas, equiv. to vorac (s. of vorax) gluttonous + itas ITY] * * * …

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  • 7 voracity — noun the state of being voracious; rapacity or extreme gluttony …

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  • 8 voracity — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, covetousness, crapulence, crapulency, cupidity, edacity, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttonousness, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9 voracity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gluttony, edacity*, rapacity; see greed . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being voracious: avidity, edacity, omnivorousness, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness. See DESIRE …

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  • 10 voracity — n. ardent enthusiasm for a certain activity; ravenousness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 voracity — n. Ravenousness, greediness, voraciousness, gluttonous appetite …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 voracity — n 1. ravenousness, voraciousness, gluttony, edacity, edaciousness, open mouthedness, hog gishness, piggishness, swinishness, crapulousness; insatiability, insatiateness, omnivorousness, gulosity, Pathol. polyphagia. 2. desire, desriousness,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 13 voracity — vo·rac·i·ty …

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  • 14 voracity — See: voracious …

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  • 15 voracity — noun 1. excessive desire to eat • Syn: ↑edacity, ↑esurience, ↑ravenousness, ↑voraciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑voracious (for: ↑voraciousness), ↑ …

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  • 16 veracity / voracity —    Veracity is truthfulness: Can we trust the veracity of someone who works at Cook, Books, and Hyde Accounting?    Voracity is greediness or extreme hunger but it can sound very much like veracity if the O in the first syllable is not clearly… …

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  • 18 edacity — noun 1. excessive desire to eat • Syn: ↑esurience, ↑ravenousness, ↑voracity, ↑voraciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑voracious (for: ↑voraciousness), ↑ …

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  • 19 esurience — noun 1. excessive desire to eat • Syn: ↑edacity, ↑ravenousness, ↑voracity, ↑voraciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑voracious (for: ↑voraciousness), ↑ …

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  • 20 voraciousness — noun 1. excessive desire to eat • Syn: ↑edacity, ↑esurience, ↑ravenousness, ↑voracity • Derivationally related forms: ↑voracious, ↑voracious (for: ↑ …

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