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Meaning of ESURIENT

Pronunciation:  i'sûreeunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
  2. [adj]  (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame"
  3. [adj]  extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"

ESURIENT is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: avid, desirous, devouring(a), edacious, famished, gluttonous, greedy, hungry, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, voracious, wolfish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \E*su"ri*ent\, n.
    One who is hungry or greedy. [R.]
          An insatiable esurient after riches.     --Wood.