- the condition or quality of being voracious.
Origin of voracity
Examples from the Web for voracity
This voracity must be peculiar to the inhabitants of cold countries, said Altamont.The Field of Ice
These she produced likewise; and he ate and drank with the voracity of a famished hound.Barnaby Rudge
A candle of yellow wax illuminated this scene of voracity and revery.Notre-Dame de Paris
He preys only on the smallest quadrupeds, and with all his voracity he is an arrant poltroon.The Bush Boys
Captain Mayne Reid
Indeed, our means of taking them were as simple as their voracity was great.The Little Savage
Captain Frederick Marryat
Word Origin and History for voracity
1520s, from Middle French voracité (14c.) or directly from Latin voracitatem (nominative voracitas) "greediness, ravenousness," from vorax (genitive voracis) "greedy," from vorare "to devour," from PIE root *gwer- "to swallow, devour" (cf. Sanskrit girati "he swallows," garah "drink;" Greek bora "food;" Lithuanian geriu "to drink;" Old Church Slavonic ziro "to swallow," grulo "gullet").