insatiable

[ in-sey-shuh-buhl, -shee-uh- ]
/ ɪnˈseɪ ʃə bəl, -ʃi ə- /

adjective

not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased: insatiable hunger for knowledge.

Nearby words

  1. insanely,
  2. insanitary,
  3. insanitation,
  4. insanity,
  5. insatiability,
  6. insatiate,
  7. inscape,
  8. inscribe,
  9. inscription,
  10. inscriptive

Origin of insatiable

1400–50; late Middle English insaciable < Latin insatiābilis; see in-3, satiable

Related formsin·sa·tia·bil·i·ty, in·sa·tia·ble·ness, nounin·sa·tia·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for insatiability

insatiable

insatiate (ɪnˈseɪʃɪɪt)

/ (ɪnˈseɪʃəbəl, -ʃɪə-) /

adjective

not able to be satisfied or satiated; greedy or unappeasable
Derived Formsinsatiability, insatiableness or insatiateness, nouninsatiably or insatiately, adverb

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