voraciousness


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Related to voraciousness: voracity, gluttonous
  • noun

Synonyms for voraciousness

excessive desire to eat

extreme gluttony

an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)

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IT ALL BEGAN WITH Critical Practice, the 1980 New Accents volume that introduced Catherine Belsey to an international audience and laid out what were to become some of the signature features of her work: namely, a passionate embrace of theoretical inquiry, a strong antipathy to the moralizing and the empiricism that imbued one strand of twentieth-century British criticism, and an intellectual voraciousness that refused to be tethered to a particular genre or period.
A list of such themes must inevitably be selective and Ackroyd deliberately chooses those which have proved to be most fruitful in inspiring people to write, even though they are not usually made part of the city's "official" history, such as criminality, voraciousness and magic.
Or are we looking at the voraciousness of nature, the war of all with all, which one of the two "planners" is oblivious of?
Desi's openness to Odin becomes a sign of her sexual availability or more accurately, a sign of her voraciousness.
Like dragons, the alligator, as Gilbert Durand says, is an image of liquidity and the night, "vermicular, swarming animality, voraciousness and ferocity, tides and thunder, the scaly, sticky, shadowy aspect of 'thick water'" (Les Structures anthropologiques de l'imaginaire, Paris: Bordas, 1969, translated by the author).
In the modern world, with the voraciousness of the press and prevalence of social network sites, not to mention the role of agents, it is much more difficult to do business in the old fashioned way.
New York's largest office landlord didn't shy away from deals this past year, and the value of the REIT reflects that voraciousness.
Demonstrating the voraciousness of the post-1974 appetite for CBs, FCC data show approximately 800,000 licensed CB users during the 1966-73 period, but 12,250,000 licensed users by the end of 1977 (Jensen and Meckling 1994).
Is not evil "realized" in the atheist world created by man in the image of the finite I, marked with suffering, irremediably drenched by death worthy of the voraciousness of Chronos?
The difference between Conrad's rendition of entering the hell within and Greene's is that Greene invariably suggests that at the heart of narcissism and selfishness lies the possibility of redemption--whereas Conrad suggests a dark and primal voraciousness.
Thus, the historical necessity of Dib's model has as much to do with revisiting Algeria in his collection of stories as it does with the historicity of the contemporary period for us, for the parallels between then and now are quite apparent: inter-imperialist rivalry for control of the Middle East, deep-rooted racism and sexism, super exploitation of labor and global resources, asymmetrical development between the center and periphery topographies which surpasses the apex of Western imperialism, and the conspicuous disparity between the voraciousness of corporate accumulation and the deprivation of basic necessities of entire populations, as the recent capitalist crisis reveals.
Introducing the concept of voraciousness as a theoretical variation of omnivorousness, they note the significance of frequency of participation (voracious pattern of consumption) in addition to the omnivorous contents of consumption of various leisure activities.
This entire procedure necessitates resources, self-refutation and above all patriotism to execute the whole strategy, but because of voraciousness, nepotism and dishonesty the resources to execute such national strategy goes into the pocket of high ranking officials, and at the end of the day we end up without execution of any security plans which is for the best interest of our entire populate instead of incessant decrying and trading accusations, let us move and act decisively to protect our territorial integrity.
but one cannot help feeling betrayed by blood,/ one cannot part with the sense of shame/at their voraciousness and our current defeat.
With a look of voraciousness in his eyes, he says, "Man, it may be summertime in the Hamptons, but it is snowing up in here" (31:08-16).