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Esurient is an adjective that means ‘hungry’ or ‘greedy.’
The Latin word esurire (ess oo EAR ay) means ‘to hunger.’ After evolving into our word of the day, its meaning has shifted a little and esurient is usually used metaphorically to refer to ‘greed.’
For example: Brad’s esurient approach to life has often led to some unscrupulous behavior. He proves that greed can often be a gateway to prison.