rapacious, ravening, voracious(adj)
excessively greedy and grasping
"a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish(adj)
devouring or craving food in great quantities
"edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.
Etymology: From vorax, from voro.
Having a great appetite for anything (e.g., a voracious reader).
Etymology: From vorax, from voro.
greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious; as, a voracious man or appetite; a voracious gulf or whirlpool
Etymology: [L. vorax, -acis, fr. vorare to devour; akin to Gr. meat, food, to devour, Skr. gar. Cf. Devour.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vō-rā′shus, adj. eager to devour: greedy: very hungry.—adv. Vorā′ciously.—ns. Vorac′ity, Vorā′ciousness, quality of being voracious. [L. vorax, voracis—vorāre, to devour.]
The numerical value of voracious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of voracious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of voracious in a Sentence
I am a third-grade teacher in an impoverished elementary school, my students are inquisitive, voracious readers who are craving to discover the newest adventure in their favorite book series.
Whether it be from the private sector, government or even middle market firms, this expansion is strategic and long-term focused, the appetite is particularly voracious for technology, media, healthcare and financial services, and for the foreseeable future it won't be going away.
I want to find a voracious, small-minded predator and name it after the IRS.
They are very active, very voracious, and very mobile, ...If we don't have pesticides, our planes cannot fly and people cannot spray and if we are not able to control these swarms, we will have big damage to crops.
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Translations for voracious
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- žravý, hltavý, neukojitelný, dychtivý, nenasytnýCzech
- gefräßig, unersättlich, gierigGerman
- αδηφάγος, μανιώδης, αχόρταγοςGreek
- vori, manĝegiEsperanto
- ahne, ahnasFinnish
- craosach, gionachScottish Gaelic
- voracious, rakusIndonesian
- 貪欲, 大食Japanese
- zachłanny, żarłocznyPolish
- прожорливый, ненасытный, жадныйRussian
- proždrljiv, pohlepan, alavSerbo-Croatian
- omättlig, glupskSwedish
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