Esurient \E*su"ri*ent\, n. One who is hungry or greedy. [R.] An insatiable esurient after riches. --Wood. web1913
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}] 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)}, {greedy}] 3: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks" [syn: {edacious}, {rapacious}, {ravening}, {ravenous}, {voracious}, {wolfish}] wn