edacity

[ih-das-i-tee]

noun

the state of being edacious; voraciousness; appetite.

Origin of edacity

1620–30; < Latin edācitās, equivalent to edāci- (stem of edāx) gluttonous, equivalent to ed- eat + -āci- adj. suffix + -tās -ty2
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Related Words for edacity

rapacity, esurience, insatiability, insatiableness

Examples from the Web for edacity

Historical Examples of edacity

  • Edacity, rapacity;—quite contrary to the finer sensibilities of the heart!

    The French Revolution

    Thomas Carlyle