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 (ĭ-so͝or′ē-ənt, ĭ-zo͝or′-)
Hungry; greedy.

[Latin ēsuriēns, ēsurient-, present participle of ēsurīre, desiderative of edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]

e·su′ri·ence (-əns), e·su′ri·en·cy (-ən-sē) n.
e·su′ri·ent·ly adv.
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greedy; voracious
[C17: from Latin ēsurīre to be hungry, from edere to eat]
eˈsurience, eˈsuriency n
eˈsuriently adv
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(ɪˈsʊər i ənt)

hungry; greedy.
[1665–75; < Latin ēsurient- <ēsurīre to be hungry]
e•su′ri•ent•ly, adv.
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- If you are esurient, you are hungry.
See also related terms for hungry.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.esurient - 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"
hungry - feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"
2.esurient - (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirousesurient - (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"
desirous, wishful - having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"
3.esurient - devouring or craving food in great quantitiesesurient - devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"
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Because the availability of goods and services is conditioned by natural scarcity, thus one must accumulate utility in the form of material goods and thereby stockpile "happiness" to feed his constant esuriency. As a consequence, wealth becomes an objective end grounded in the cosmological belief in environmental scarcity, and an ontological belief in insatiability.