Monday, October 05, 2009
Definitions for esurient
- Hungry; greedy.
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Citations for esurient
The enemy then was an esurient Soviet Union which, having swallowed up Eastern Europe, had imposed a totalitarian system on countries just liberated from Nazism.
These new censors, the deconstructionists, take the most luscious and delicious apple and show it to a hungry person. They then seal the fruit with plastic wrap and demand that the esurient victim enjoy its flavour.
Origin of esurient
Esurient comes from the present participle of Latin esurire, "to be hungry, to desire eagerly," from edere, "to eat."