noun Date: 1526 the quality or state of being voracious

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  • 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

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

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • 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

  • 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 …   English dictionary for students

  • voracity — n. ardent enthusiasm for a certain activity; ravenousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • voracity — n. Ravenousness, greediness, voraciousness, gluttonous appetite …   New dictionary of synonyms

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