voracity


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voracity

excessive eagerness, greediness, great hunger: He gobbled down his food with voracity.
Not to be confused with:
veracity – truthfulness: He has a reputation for veracity and we can trust what he says.

vo·ra·cious

 (vô-rā′shəs, və-)
adj.
1. Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
2. Having or marked by a strong desire for an activity or pursuit: a voracious reader.

[From Latin vorāx, vorāc-, from vorāre, to swallow, devour.]

vo·ra′cious·ly adv.
vo·rac′i·ty (-răs′ĭ-tē), vo·ra′cious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voracity - excessive desire to eatvoracity - excessive desire to eat    
hunger, hungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
2.voracity - extreme gluttonyvoracity - extreme gluttony      
gluttony - habitual eating to excess

voracity

noun
The quality or condition of being voracious:
Translations

voracity

[vɒˈræsɪtɪ] N (lit) → voracidad f (fig) → avidez f (for de)

voracity

nGefräßigkeit f; (fig)Gier f(for nach)

voracity

[vɒˈræsɪtɪ] nvoracità

voracity

n. voracidad.
References in classic literature ?
Here they passed the remainder of the day, cooking and eating with a voracity proportioned to previous starvation, forgetting in the hearty revel of the moment the certain dangers with which they were environed.
In their voracity the vermin frequently fastened their sharp fangs in my fingers.
I will not go into other particulars, as for example want of shirts, and no superabundance of shoes, thin and threadbare garments, and gorging themselves to surfeit in their voracity when good luck has treated them to a banquet of some sort.
He knew that the shores of the lake were frequented by huge alligators, and was well aware of the voracity of those monsters.
A candle of yellow wax illuminated this scene of voracity and revery.
The red-nosed man did as he was desired, and instantly commenced on the toast with fierce voracity.
Interrupting the dialogue by this abrupt transition, the scout had instant recourse to the fragments of food which had escaped the voracity of the Hurons.
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 gay and fluttering blue-bird, the social robin, and the industrious little wren were all to be seen enlivening the fields with their presence and their songs; while the soaring fish-hawk was already hovering over the waters of the Otsego, watching with native voracity for the appearance of his prey.
Even with a microscope directed on a water-drop we find ourselves making interpretations which turn out to be rather coarse; for whereas under a weak lens you may seem to see a creature exhibiting an active voracity into which other smaller creatures actively play as if they were so many animated tax-pennies, a stronger lens reveals to you certain tiniest hairlets which make vortices for these victims while the swallower waits passively at his receipt of custom.
These she produced likewise; and he ate and drank with the voracity of a famished hound.
As for Kit himself (whose laugh had been all the time one of that sort which very little would change into a cry) he carried a large slice of bread and meat and a mug of beer into a corner, and applied himself to disposing of them with great voracity.