esurient

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin esurire (hungry, desiderative verb), from edō (to eat). Etymological twin to edacious (voracious, ravenous).

Adjective[edit]

esurient (comparative more esurient, superlative most esurient)

  1. Very hungry or greedy; ravenous.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bailey to this entry?)
    • Carlyle
      Poor, but esurient.
    • 1983, Alasdair Gray, ‘Logopandocy’, Canongate 2012 (Every Short Story 1951-2012), p. 177:
      I answered that such freedom would be worse than the vilest slavery, for it would leave me free to do nothing but grappel till death with clusterfist creditors and esurient Kirkists […].
  2. avid

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Noun[edit]

esurient (plural esurients)

  1. One who is hungry or greedy.
    • Wood
      An insatiable esurient after riches.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēsurient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of ēsuriō