esurient

[ ih-soo r-ee-uh nt ]
/ ɪˈsʊər i ənt /

adjective

hungry; greedy.

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Origin of esurient

1665–75; < Latin ēsurient- (stem of ēsuriēns, present participle of ēsurīre) hungering, equivalent to ēsur- hunger + -ent- -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM esurient

e·su·ri·ence, e·su·ri·en·cy, noune·su·ri·ent·ly, adverbnon·e·su·ri·ent, adjectivenon·e·su·ri·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for esurience

esurient
/ (ɪˈsjʊərɪənt) /

adjective

greedy; voracious

Derived forms of esurient

esurience or esuriency, nounesuriently, adverb

Word Origin for esurient

C17: from Latin ēsurīre to be hungry, from edere to eat
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