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.

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Origin of insatiable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM insatiable

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

insatiate (ɪnˈseɪʃɪɪt)

/ (ɪnˈseɪʃəbəl, -ʃɪə-) /

adjective

not able to be satisfied or satiated; greedy or unappeasable

Derived forms of insatiable

insatiability, insatiableness or insatiateness, nouninsatiably or insatiately, adverb
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