appetizing

[ ap-i-tahy-zing ]
/ ˈæp ɪˌtaɪ zɪŋ /

adjective

appealing to or stimulating the appetite; savory.
appealing; tempting.

Origin of appetizing

1645–55; appet(ite) + -ize + -ing2, as translation of French appétissant
Related formsap·pe·tiz·ing·ly, adverbun·ap·pe·tiz·ing, adjectiveun·ap·pe·tiz·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for appetizing

appetizing

appetising

/ (ˈæpɪˌtaɪzɪŋ) /

adjective

pleasing or stimulating to the appetite; delicious; tasty
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Word Origin and History for appetizing

appetizing


adj.

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

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