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 forms

ap·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 (1 of 2)

unappetizing

unappetising

/ (ʌnˈæpɪˌtaɪzɪŋ) /

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for unappetizing (2 of 2)

appetizing

appetising

/ (ˈæpɪˌtaɪzɪŋ) /

adjective

pleasing or stimulating to the appetite; delicious; tasty
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