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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. extremely hungry;
- Example: "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"
- Example: "a ravenous boy"
- Example: "the family was starved and ragged"
- Example: "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy"
[syn: famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient]

2. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;
- Example: "avid for adventure"
- Example: "an avid ambition to succeed"
- Example: "fierce devouring affection"
- Example: "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"
- Example: "greedy for fame"
[syn: avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedy]

3. devouring or craving food in great quantities;
- Example: "edacious vultures"
- Example: "a rapacious appetite"
- Example: "ravenous as wolves"
- Example: "voracious sharks"
[syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Esurient \E*su"ri*ent\, a. [L. esuriens, p. pr. of ensurire, fr. edere to eat.] Inclined to eat; hungry; voracious. [R.] --Bailey. "Poor, but esurient." --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Esurient \E*su"ri*ent\, n. One who is hungry or greedy. [R.] [1913 Webster] An insatiable esurient after riches. --Wood. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

esurient adj 1: extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy" [syn: famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, esurient] 2: (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame" [syn: avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedy] 3: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]