[in-sey-shuh-buh l, -shee-uh-]
- not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased: insatiable hunger for knowledge.
Origin of insatiable
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voracious, unquenchable, bottomless.
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Examples from the Web for insatiability
But the prevailing emotion that day, even among us awardees, was a bemused sense of boredom, restlessness and insatiability.The Medal of Honor Disgrace
Brian Van Reet
March 26, 2014
This insatiability must appear to the observer an inner impulse of the organism, an effort towards increase of nourishment.
The idea of insatiability is advanced by Lewes in a somewhat different form.
He has given too much explanation, not too little, for his mind has an insatiability for reasons.
Young people flitting about in droves driven by insatiability and their peculiar disease, leisure and unapplied brains.Under the Law
Edwina Stanton Babcock
His predominant quality is a passion 237 for the terrible, a kind of insatiability for wild and violent action.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)
- not able to be satisfied or satiated; greedy or unappeasable
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Word Origin and History for insatiability
1650s, from Late Latin insatiabilitas, from insatiabilis (see insatiable).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper