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VORACIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does voracious mean? 

VORACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VORACIOUS has 2 senses:

1. excessively greedy and grasping
2. devouring or craving food in great quantities

  Familiarity information: VORACIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VORACIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1voracious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessively greedy and grasping

Synonyms:

voracious; rapacious; ravening

Context examples:

a rapacious divorcee on the prowl / ravening creditors / paying taxes to voracious governments

Similar:

acquisitive (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas)


Sense 2voracious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Devouring or craving food in great quantities

Synonyms:

edacious; wolfish; voracious; ravenous; ravening; rapacious; esurient

Context examples:

edacious vultures / a rapacious appetite / ravenous as wolves / voracious sharks

Similar:

gluttonous (given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink)


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