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Synonyms for esurient

extremely hungry

(often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous

devouring or craving food in great quantities

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Without an objective press corps, who will be the watchdogs to protect us from unaccountable government, immoderate interest groups, unscrupulous individuals, and esurient corporations?
In Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh depicts the esurient Anthony Blanche, modeled on Harold Acton and Brian Howard, as a mysterious creature, who, we are informed, carries with him the burden of the Wandering Jew.
When Jack Cunningham banned beef on the bone, I rushed to the butchers to stock up on T-bone and even now have an idea of where to lay my hands on more of this illicit, criminal delicacy should I come over all esurient and hungry-like.