(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being voracious: avidity, edacity, omnivorousness, rapaciousness, rapacity, voracity. See DESIRE.

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  • hunger — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. desire, craving; famine, hungriness, emptiness; appetite, voracity, greed. v. i. desire, crave, yearn; famish, starve. See gluttony. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. craving, longing, yearning, mania,… …   English dictionary for students

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