edacious vs voracious what difference

what is difference between edacious and voracious

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

From Latin vorāx, from vorō (I devour).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɔːˈɹeɪ.ʃəs/, /vəˈɹeɪ.ʃəs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs

Adjective

voracious (comparative more voracious, superlative most voracious)

  1. Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, ch. 6:
      I never had so much as . . . one wish to God to direct me whither I should go, or to keep me from the danger which apparently surrounded me, as well from voracious creatures as cruel savages.
    • 1867, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, ch. 45:
      The old man was up, betimes, next morning, and waited impatiently for the appearance of his new associate, who after a delay that seemed interminable, at length presented himself, and commenced a voracious assault on the breakfast.
    • 1910, Jack London, “The Human Drift”:
      Retreating before stronger breeds, hungry and voracious, the Eskimo has drifted to the inhospitable polar regions.
  2. Having a great appetite for anything.
    • 1922, Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion, ch. 7:
      If he carried chiefly his appetite, a zeal for tiled bathrooms, a conviction that the Pullman car is the acme of human comfort, and a belief that it is proper to tip waiters, taxicab drivers, and barbers, but under no circumstances station agents and ushers, then his Odyssey will be replete with good meals and bad meals, bathing adventures, compartment-train escapades, and voracious demands for money.
    • 2005, Nathan Thornburgh, “The Invasion of the Chinese Cyberspies,” Time, 29 Aug.:
      Methodical and voracious, these hackers wanted all the files they could find.

Synonyms

  • (devouring great quantities of food): See Thesaurus:voracious
  • (having a great appetite for anything): See Thesaurus:greedy

Derived terms

Related terms

  • voracity

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