ravenousness

  • 1 ravenousness — index greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Ravenousness — Ravenous Rav en*ous (r[a^]v n*[u^]s), a. [From 2d {Raven}.] 1. Devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious; hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture. [1913 Webster] 2. Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous… …

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  • 3 ravenousness — noun see ravenous …

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  • 4 ravenousness — See ravenously. * * * …

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  • 5 ravenousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being voracious: avidity, edacity, omnivorousness, rapaciousness, rapacity, voracity. See DESIRE …

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  • 6 ravenousness — rævnÉ™snɪs n. extreme hungriness, gluttonousness, voraciousness; ardor, enthusiasm …

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  • 7 ravenousness — rav·en·ous·ness …

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

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  • 9 appetite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. hunger, desire, craving. Ant., aversion, distaste. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A craving for food or drink] Syn. hunger, thirst, craving, longing, urge, taste, dryness, dehydration, starvation, empty… …

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  • 10 hunger — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. desire, craving; famine, hungriness, emptiness; appetite, voracity, greed. v. i. desire, crave, yearn; famish, starve. See gluttony. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. craving, longing, yearning, mania,… …

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  • 11 rapacity — n. 1. Ravenousness, rapaciousness, voraciousness, voracity, avidity, canine appetite. 2. Greed, ravenousness, exercise of plunder. 3. Avariciousness, greediness of gain …

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  • 12 ed- (*heĝh-) —     ed (*heĝh )     English meaning: to eat, *tooth     Note: From an older root (*heĝh ) derived Root ed (*heĝh ): “to eat, *tooth” and Root ĝembh , ĝm̥bh : “to bite; tooth”     Deutsche Übersetzung: “essen”     Note: originally athematic,… …

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

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

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

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

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  • 17 Edacity — E*dac i*ty, n. [L. edacitas.] Greediness; voracity; ravenousness; rapacity. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 Greediness — Greed i*ness, n. [AS gr[=ae]dignes.] The quality of being greedy; vehement and selfish desire. [1913 Webster] Fox in stealth, wolf in greediness. Shak. Syn: Ravenousness; voracity; eagerness; avidity. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 Rapacity — Ra*pac i*ty (r[.a]*p[a^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. rapacitas: cf. F. rapacit[ e]. See {Rapacious}.] 1. The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or… …

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  • 20 ravenous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. rapacious < ravenous wolves > 2. very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification < a ravenous appetite > Synonyms: see voracious • ravenously adverb • ravenousness noun …

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