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appetizing

[ap-i-tahy-zing] /ˈæp ɪˌtaɪ zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
appealing to or stimulating the appetite; savory.
2.
appealing; tempting.
Origin of appetizing
1645-1655
1645-55; appet(ite) + -ize + -ing2, as translation of French appétissant
Related forms
appetizingly, adverb
unappetizing, adjective
unappetizingly, adverb
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  • However, the little meal was so appetizing, and the guest seemed so frankly appreciative, that conversation soon flowed freely.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • The kitchen was clean, and filled with the appetizing odor of good cooking.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • Here an appetizing supper had been laid ready upon the table and a couple of tallow candles burned in pewter sconces.

    The Laughing Cavalier Baroness Orczy
  • It had a thick, tough rind that didn't seem at all appetizing.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Mary exclaimed as she ate with a relish the appetizing soup.

  • Then she ate the appetizing food that Phillida set before her.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • This was amusing to me, and furnished the flies with healthful, appetizing exercise, but was bad for Dick's soul.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for appetizing

appetizing

/ˈæpɪˌtaɪzɪŋ/
adjective
1.
pleasing or stimulating to the appetite; delicious; tasty
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Word Origin and History for appetizing
adj.

"exciting desire or hunger," 1650s, from appetite on model of present participle adjective forms in -ing.

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