Definition of esurient in English:

esurient

Line breaks: esuri|ent
Pronunciation: /ɪˈsjʊərɪənt
 
, ɛ-/

adjective

archaic or humorous
Hungry or greedy.
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • Outside the Hungry Pilgrim restaurant stood an examplar of esurient puritanism dressed in a black-and-white Cromwellian costume with hair in a pigtail.

Origin

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

Derivatives

esuriently

adverb
More example sentences
  • He grins sheepishly, then eyes everyone else's meals esuriently.

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