esurience

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n esurience extreme gluttony
    • n esurience excessive desire to eat
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n esurience The state or quality of being esurient.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Esurience hunger: neediness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. esuriens, -entis, pr.p. of esurīre, to be hungry—edĕre, to eat.

Usage

In literature:

Now we are come to these esurial idle days.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
He heard tales of esuriency and avarice, and the persecution of the dancing-girl and the piper.
"The Untilled Field" by George Moore
Now we are come to these esurial idle days.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
Esuries satiata, satietas esuriens.
"The Heroic Enthusiast, Part II (Gli Eroici Furori)" by Giordano Bruno
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