voracious
[ vaw-rey-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Latin from Latin vorax, vorac- (from vorare ‘devour’) + -ious
Synonyms
    1.
  • insatiable
  • omnivorous
  • gluttonous
  • hungry
  • ravenous
  • wolfish
  • piggish
  • hoggish
    2.
  • uncontrollable
  • compulsive
  • enthusiastic
  • eager
  • keen
  • avid
Antonyms
    1.
  • satisfied
  • full
  • quenched
    2.
  • apathetic
  • disinterested
  • dispassionate
  • indifferent
  • unexcited
Definition
1. craving or consuming large quantities of food
2. exceedingly eager or avid
Examples
1. The teenage boy had a stereotypical voracious appetite.
2. She considered herself a voracious reader, reading any second she could.
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