Avid vs Esurient - What's the difference?

avid | esurient |


As adjectives the difference between avid and esurient

is that avid is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy while esurient is very hungry or greedy; ravenous.

As a noun esurient is

one who is hungry or greedy.

avid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
  • I'm an avid reader.
  • * 1996 , , Oyster , Virago Press, paperback edition, page 3
  • We waited for something to happen, for anything to happen, we were avid for some event to unfold itself out of the burning nothing to save us.

    Derived terms

    * avidly * avidity

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    esurient

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Very hungry or greedy; ravenous.
  • (Bailey)
  • * Carlyle
  • Poor, but esurient .
  • *1983 , (Alasdair Gray), ‘Logopandocy’, Canongate 2012 (Every Short Story 1951-2012 ), p. 177:
  • *:I answered that such freedom would be worse than the vilest slavery, for it would leave me free to do nothing but grappel till death with clusterfist creditors and esurient Kirkists […].
  • avid
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who is hungry or greedy.
  • * Wood
  • An insatiable esurient after riches.

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