Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, early 19th century
Relating to or given to eating.
Having an insatiable appetite
Examples of Edacious in a sentence
"Her priority was planning the edacious elements of the party."
"She knew her edacious uncle would eat at least twice as much as any other guest."
Popularity Over Time
If edacious is an adjective to describe the insatiable quality of a hunger, then edacity is the noun given to that particular desire. English language construction rules give us a few options to apply to Latin roots. A word ending in “-ious” will most likely be an adjective, and “-ity” words will be your nouns.
Did you Know?
This hungry adjective comes from the Latin word “edax” (gluttonous), coming from the verb “edere,” which means to eat. Edacious went through a similar transition, as initially it meant anything related to eating, but it evolved to specifically imply a voracious, devouring appetite.