what is difference between edacious and esurient
From Latin edācī (“gluttonous, greedy”) + -ous (adjectival suffix), from edō (“to eat”).
- Rhymes: -eɪʃəs
edacious (comparative more edacious, superlative most edacious)
- Having an insatiable appetite; voracious, ravenous, piggish.
- See also Thesaurus:voracious
Borrowed from Latin ēsurient, ēsurientem, from ēsuriēns (“hungering”), present participle of ēsuriō (“to be hungry, to hunger for something”), a desiderative verb from edō (“to eat”) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁édti (“to eat”)) + -turiō (suffix indicating a desire for an action).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈsjʊə.ɹɪ.ənt/, /ɪˈʃʊə.ɹi.ənt/, /iː-/, /ɛ-/, /ə-/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪˈsʊ.ɹi.ənt/, /ə-/, /-ˈzʊ-/
- Hyphenation: esu‧ri‧ent
esurient (comparative more esurient, superlative most esurient)
- (formal, now often humorous) Very greedy or hungry; ravenous; (figuratively) avid, eager. [from late 17th c.]
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:voracious
esurient (plural esurients)
- One who is greedy or hungry.
- Turinese, neurites, retinues, reunites, unitrees, uterines
- (Classical) IPA(key): /eːˈsu.ri.ent/, [eːˈs̠ʊɾiɛn̪t̪]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /eˈsu.ri.ent/, [ɛˈs̬uːriɛn̪t̪]
- third-person plural future active indicative of ēsuriō