Adjective "esurient" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɛˈsjʊərɪənt//ɪˈsjʊərɪənt/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Hungry or greedy.
  1. 'Outside the Hungry Pilgrim restaurant stood an examplar of esurient puritanism dressed in a black-and-white Cromwellian costume with hair in a pigtail.'

Definitions

adjective

1. hungry; greedy.

Origin

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