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Word of the Day – Esurient

By May 4, 2015Word of the Day

Esurient (adj) (archaic) (humorous)


Having a great desire to eat. To be hungry or greedy.

Now archaic but once used in a humorous manner to denote a greedy person or one who is always hungry. From Latin esurient – to be hungry; from esse ‘to eat’.

Example sentences

“The lion is by far the most esurient of all the big cats, with an insatiable appetite.”

“His size lays testament to just how esurient he is.”

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