- appealing to or stimulating the appetite; savory.
- appealing; tempting.
Origin of appetizing
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1. See palatable.
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Examples from the Web for unappetizing
Those cells, however, were then grown using fetal bovine serum, an unappetizing by-product of the slaughter of pregnant cattle.Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages.
August 7, 2013
As he tries to assemble a government in the coming weeks, the Israeli leader faces two unappetizing options.Obama’s Silver Lining in Israel: Elections Weaken Netanyahu
January 23, 2013
Robert Rosenthal asks if you can still get a square meal from a round can—plus view the most unappetizing products.
Robert Rosenthal asks if you can still get a square meal from a round can—plus, view the most unappetizing products.
As much as it is loved, chocolate has also been associated with unappetizing things: child labor, tooth decay, acne, love handles.How Boards Are Destroying Corporations
David Zweig, John Gillespie
January 13, 2010
She did not add that the cold lunch had been so unappetizing she had not touched it.The Gold Girl
James B. Hendryx
He spread his blanket and drew from his pack the unappetizing food.The Promise
James B. Hendryx
How poorly the food was cooked, how unappetizing was the serving!Barbara Blomberg, Complete
He threw a doleful glance at the unappetizing tea in Sara's cup.The Hermit of Far End
Another specialty of Cornwall are the yellow saffron cakes, so unappetizing in appearance to those unused to them.Cornwall
G. E. Mitton
- (of food) not pleasing or stimulating to the appetite
- (of a prospect, person, etc) not appealing or attractiveunappetizing to investors
- pleasing or stimulating to the appetite; delicious; tasty
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Word Origin and History for unappetizing
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