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esurient

[ ih-soor-ee-uhnt ]
/ ɪˈsʊər i ənt /
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adjective
hungry; greedy: Be wary of esurient moneylenders.
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Origin of esurient

First recorded in 1665–75; from 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 esurient

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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