Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being voracious; greediness of appetite; voraciousness.
  • noun Synonyms Avidity, ravenousness. See rapacious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being voracious; voraciousness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the state of being voracious; rapacity or extreme gluttony

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

  • noun extreme gluttony
  • noun excessive desire to eat

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Examples

  • She ate and drank with a certain voracity, sneezed once during the dinner, just like a hale old man,

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • He ate food with what might almost be termed voracity; and seemed to forget himself, Hepzibah, the young girl, and everything else around him, in the sensual enjoyment which the bountifully spread table afforded.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • He ate food with what might almost be termed voracity; and seemed to forget himself, Hepzibah, the young girl, and everything else around him, in the sensual enjoyment which the bountifully spread table afforded.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • He ate food with what might almost be termed voracity; and seemed to forget himself, Hepzibah, the young girl, and everything else around him, in the sensual enjoyment which the bountifully spread table afforded.

    House of the Seven Gables

  • We must ensure that this fundamental American concept doesn't get lost in the voracity of the culpable.

    Rev. Al Sharpton: "We Do Big Things"

  • We must ensure that this fundamental American concept doesn't get lost in the voracity of the culpable.

    Rev. Al Sharpton: "We Do Big Things"

  • This election will test the voracity of the Independent voter.

    Jim Worth: How Independents Can Save the Country

  • We must ensure that this fundamental American concept doesn't get lost in the voracity of the culpable.

    Rev. Al Sharpton: "We Do Big Things"

  • I am quite dumbfounded by the unfailing voracity of my appetite.

    CHAPTER XX

  • But the clerical position had not been forthcoming, either for Letty or her, and day by day their little hoard dwindled, though the room rent remained normal and the stove consumed coal with undiminished voracity.

    Amateur Night

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