Esurient E*su"ri*ent, n. One who is hungry or greedy. [R.] [1913 Webster]

An insatiable esurient after riches. --Wood. [1913 Webster]

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  • Esurient — E*su ri*ent, a. [L. esuriens, p. pr. of ensurire, fr. edere to eat.] Inclined to eat; hungry; voracious. [R.] Bailey. Poor, but esurient. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esurient — (adj.) 1670s, from L. esurientem (nom. esuriens), prp. of esurire to be hungry, from stem of edere to eat (see EDIBLE (Cf. edible)). Related: Esurience; esuriency …   Etymology dictionary

  • esurient — [ē soor′ē ənt, ēsyoor′ē ənt] adj. [< L esuriens, prp. of esurire, to be hungry < pp. of edere, EAT] hungry; voracious; greedy esurience n. esuriency esuriently adv …   English World dictionary

  • esurient — adjective Etymology: Latin esurient , esuriens, present participle of esurire to be hungry; akin to Latin edere to eat more at eat Date: circa 1672 hungry, greedy • esuriently adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • esurient — esurience, esuriency, n. esuriently, adv. /i soor ee euhnt/, adj. hungry; greedy. [1665 75; < L esurient (s. of esuriens, prp. of esurire) hungering, equiv. to esur hunger + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • esurient — [ɪ sjʊərɪənt, ɛ ] adjective rare hungry or greedy. Derivatives esuriently adverb Origin C17: from L. esurient , esurire be hungry …   English new terms dictionary

  • esurient — e•su•ri•ent [[t]ɪˈsʊər i ənt[/t]] adj. hungry; greedy • Etymology: 1665–75; < L ēsurient < ēsurīre to be hungry e•su′ri•ent•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • esurient — adjective a) very hungry or greedy; ravenous b) avid …   Wiktionary

  • esurient — adj. famished, extremely hungry; ardently, excessively; greedy; starving; avaricious; covetous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • esurient — esu·ri·ent …   English syllables

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