Definition of esurient in English:

esurient

adjective

humorous, Archaic
  • Hungry or greedy.

    • ‘Outside the Hungry Pilgrim restaurant stood an examplar of esurient puritanism dressed in a black-and-white Cromwellian costume with hair in a pigtail.’
    • ‘In Masson's metamorphosis of image and reality in Pygmalion, the sculpture on the right becomes the esurient monster at the table; indeed, it becomes the table itself, devouring its contents.’
    insatiable, unquenchable, unappeasable, prodigious, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, omnivorous, compulsive, gluttonous, greedy, rapacious
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Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin esurient- being hungry, from the verb esurire, from esse eat.

Pronunciation:

esurient

/ɪˈsjʊərɪənt//ɛˈsjʊərɪənt/