Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. greediness; voracity; rapacity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Greediness; voracity; ravenousness; rapacity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Greediness; voracity; ravenousness; rapacity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excessive desire to eat
  • n. extreme gluttony

Etymologies

Latin edacitas. (Wiktionary)

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  • Jean Valjean's edacity gave him the audacity to steal bread for his sister's children.

    January 6, 2012

  • from Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution

    March 6, 2011