voracious | voraciousness | voraciously

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consuming or wanting a large amount of something

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voracious - greedy

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The word ‘voracious’ expresses being very eager or having a large appetite for something. It was originally used in relation to the consumption of food, but can now refer to a number of different activities. The term can have both positive and negative connotations, depending on the activity involved.

Synonyms ravenous
Antonyms sated,apathetic

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  1. John is one of the most erudite and thoughtful people I know. I think it’s because he’s such a voracious reader.

  2. Due to the voraciousness of my children’s appetites, my weekly shopping bill is always extremely high.

  3. I drank voraciously at the office party on Friday, then spent the weekend nursing a terrible hangover.

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