edacious vs rapacious what difference

what is difference between edacious and rapacious

English

Etymology

From Latin edācī (gluttonous, greedy) + -ous (adjectival suffix), from edō (to eat).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Adjective

edacious (comparative more edacious, superlative most edacious)

  1. Having an insatiable appetite; voracious, ravenous, piggish.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:voracious

Translations

Anagrams

  • acedious


English

Etymology

Perhaps from rapacity +‎ -ous, in any case ultimately from Latin rapāx (grasping, greedy).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹəˈpeɪ.ʃəs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Adjective

rapacious (comparative more rapacious, superlative most rapacious)

  1. (also figuratively) Voracious; avaricious.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:greedy
  2. Given to taking by force or plundering; aggressively greedy.
  3. (of an animal, usually a bird) Subsisting off live prey.

Usage notes

  • The use of this term for animals other than birds is dated.

Related terms

  • rapaciously
  • rapaciousness
  • rapacity

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