appetizing

[ap-i-tahy-zing]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. appetite,
  2. appetitive,
  3. appetitive behavior,
  4. appetize,
  5. appetizer,
  6. appia,
  7. appia, adolphe,
  8. appian way,
  9. appius claudius,
  10. appl.

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 unappetizing

unappetizing

unappetising

adjective

(of food) not pleasing or stimulating to the appetite
(of a prospect, person, etc) not appealing or attractiveunappetizing to investors

appetizing

appetising

adjective

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

appetizing

adj.

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

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