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Esurient

[i-ˈsu̇r-ē-ənt]

Part of speech: adjective

1.

Hungry

2.

Greedy

Examples of Esurient in a sentence

"He skipped breakfast, so by lunch he was positively esurient."

"Don't be so esurient when it comes to money — there's dignity in having what you need and no more."

About Esurient

Some consider Leopold II of Belgium to be one of the most esurient figures in history. He was responsible for the deaths of over 8 million people, all in the service of rubber plantations in the Congo that earned him $500 million in the late 1800s — the equivalent of $15 billion today.

Did you Know?

Like so many English words, esurient comes from Latin. Beyond just a simple root, esurient in Latin can be translated as “being hungry,” just like its modern cousin.

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