Word Wednesday.


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Wordless Wednesday is a popular thing for a lot of WordPress bloggers. I do love photography, but I also love words, so I’m going to do Word Wednesday. Just because. If you have a word you’d like featured, drop me a line (email is on the sidebar). All languages are happily accepted.

Esurient.

adjective.
1. hungry; greedy. 2. greedy; voracious.
Derived Forms:
esurience, esuriency, noun.
esuriently, adverb.
1665-75; < Latin ēsurient- (stem of ēsuriēns, present participle of ēsurīre) hungering, equivalent to ēsur- hunger + -ent- -ent.
adj.

1670s, from Latin esurientem (nominative esuriens), present participle of esurire “to be hungry,” from stem of edere “to eat”. Related: Esurience ; esuriency.

My bear charm was fully charged and I felt completely restored, albeit dreadfully thirsty and a bit esurient.” – Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, by Kevin Hearne.

Via Dictionary.com.

Comments

  1. Johnny Vector says

    Aha! That must be the word between “peckish” and “ya know, hungry-like” in the cheese shop sketch! Always wondered what that was; thanks.

  2. fledanow says

    I think it likely describes the central characteristic of those in the middle reaches of Trump’s administration as they are still developing. Those in his cabinet are voracious and insatiable.

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