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[ih-dey-shuh s]
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  1. devouring; voracious; consuming.
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Origin of edacious

First recorded in 1810–20; edaci(ty) + -ous
Related formsun·e·da·cious, adjectiveun·e·da·cious·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • These words Hyndford listened to with an edacious solid countenance, and greedily took them down.

    History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.)

    Thomas Carlyle

  • Thus Time rolls on in its many-colored manner, edacious and feracious.

  • And that he became audacious, edacious, and loquacious, is evident from such wit and flippancy as he here likes to display.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

British Dictionary definitions for edacious


  1. mainly jocular devoted to eating; voracious; greedy
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Derived Formsedaciously, adverbedacity (ɪˈdæsɪtɪ) or edaciousness, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin edāx voracious, from edere to eat
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Word Origin and History for edacious


1829, from Latin edaci-, stem of edax "voracious, gluttonous," from edere "to eat" (see edible) + -ous. Related: Edacity (1620s).

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