Esurient means extremely hungry. It would be dangerous to leave your esurient brother in charge of the three dozen cupcakes you baked for a birthday party.

Esurient describes someone who's famished or capable of eating an unbelievable amount of food. That's why an esurient group of high school kids might consume an alarming number of pizzas, and a people-eating monster with an esurient glimmer in its eye would make you run the other way. The word implies a greediness that goes beyond mere hunger, and it comes from the Latin root word edere, "to eat."

Definitions of esurient

adj extremely hungry

“fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy”
famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved
feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food

adj (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

avid, devouring, greedy
desirous, wishful
having or expressing desire for something

adj devouring or craving food in great quantities

edacious, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish
given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

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