esurient vs greedy what difference

what is difference between esurient and greedy

English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • (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

Adjective

esurient (comparative more esurient, superlative most esurient)

  1. (formal, now often humorous) Very greedy or hungry; ravenous; (figuratively) avid, eager. [from late 17th c.]
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:voracious

Derived terms

  • esurience
  • esuriently

Related terms

  • esurine

Translations

Noun

esurient (plural esurients)

  1. One who is greedy or hungry.

Translations

See also

  • esculent

References

Anagrams

  • Turinese, neurites, retinues, reunites, unitrees, uterines

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /eːˈsu.ri.ent/, [eːˈs̠ʊɾiɛn̪t̪]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /eˈsu.ri.ent/, [ɛˈs̬uːriɛn̪t̪]

Verb

ēsurient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of ēsuriō


English

Etymology

From Middle English gredy, from Old English grǣdiġ (greedy, hungry, eager), from Proto-Germanic *grēdagaz (hungry), from Proto-Germanic *grēdaz, *grēduz, *grēdô (hunger), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrēdʰ- (to be hungry, long for), equivalent to greed +‎ -y. Cognate with Old Saxon grādag (greedy), Dutch graag (gladly, willingly), Old High German grātag (greedy), Danish grådig (greedy), Norwegian Bokmål grådig (greedy) (from Old Norse gráðigr (greedy), gráði (greed, hunger)), Gothic ???????????????????????????? (grēdags, hungry). Non-Germanic cognates include Sanskrit गृद्धि (gṛddhi, greed), Albanian ngordh (to crave for, starve, die).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːdi/
  • Rhymes: -iːdi

Adjective

greedy (comparative greedier, superlative greediest)

  1. Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.
  2. Prone to overeat.
  3. (regular expressions) Tending to match as much text as possible.
    Antonyms: lazy, nongreedy, reluctant
  4. (computer science, of an algorithm) That tries to find the global optimum by finding the local optimum at each stage.
    Antonym: nongreedy

Synonyms

  • (having greed): Thesaurus:greedy
  • (prone to overeat): gluttonous

Derived terms

  • greed (by back-formation)
  • greediness
  • greedyguts
  • overgreedy

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: gridi

Translations

Further reading

  • greedy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • greedy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • greyed

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