American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by voracity; devouring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eating; given to eating; greedy; voracious.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Given to eating; voracious; devouring.
- adj. devouring or craving food in great quantities
- From Latin edācī ("gluttonous, greedy") + -ous (adjectival suffix), from edō ("to eat"). Etymological twin to esurient ("very hungry or greedy"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin edāx, edāc-, from edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They do not realize we are going to have a recession no matter what they do, and many times these panicked actions by Washington and its edacious appetite for more power only make things worse.”
“Is the writerly part of me so insensitive, so edacious, that I while I am struck with sorrow a part of me is looking for ways to express it in writing? posted by Dean at”
“I had a prof. several semesters ago who constantly spoke of the "edacious deglutition of pig".”
“PETER DEWAR, BURKE'S LANDED GENTRY: I think Princess Margaret will go down in the world history books as someone who is very glamorous, very edacious (ph), and indeed very hard working, especially in her earlier years, because she did undertake a great many Royal duties of one kind or another.”
“The instant you enter the Thunderbird, you are overcome with an edacious distaste and a puncturing depression.”
“After this Hugo, not contented with the tragedy of the edacious murderer, gives us seven pages of his favourite rhetoric in _saccadé_ paragraphs on the general question.”
“Occasionally the road must be set back, and once the lighthouse was moved back from the cliffs, eaten away by the edacious tooth of the sea.”
“I reminded my talented young parishioner and friend that Concord Bridge had long since yielded to the edacious tooth of Time.”
“For Time, all-edacious and all-feracious, does run on: and the Seven”
“For Time, all-edacious and all - feracious, does run on: and the Seven Sleepers, awakening hungry after a hundred years, find that it is not their old nurses who can now give them suck!”
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