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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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ESURIENT A Rapacious B Waiting C Relating to morals who am I?
I'm talking, of course, about Monty Python's notorious Cheese Shop Sketch, in which Cleese, feeling "peckish, esurient...Eee, I were all 'ungry, like," walks into a store run by Michael Palin to "negotiate the vending of some fermented curd".