adjective ap·pe·tiz·ing \-ˌtī-ziŋ\

: having a good smell or appearance that makes people want to eat

Full Definition of APPETIZING

:  appealing to the appetite especially in appearance or aroma; also :  appealing to one's taste <an appetizing display of merchandise>
ap·pe·tiz·ing·ly \-ziŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of APPETIZING

  1. While the stew may not look very appetizing, it tastes wonderful.
  2. <that dish looks very appetizing>

First Known Use of APPETIZING


Synonym Discussion of APPETIZING

palatable, appetizing, savory, tasty, toothsome mean agreeable or pleasant especially to the sense of taste. palatable often applies to something that is found to be merely agreeable <butterflies that birds find palatable>. appetizing suggests a whetting of the appetite and applies to aroma and appearance as well as taste <appetizing hors d'oeuvres>. savory applies to both taste and aroma and suggests piquancy and often spiciness <dumplings with savory fillings>. tasty implies a pronounced taste <a tart and tasty pie>. toothsome stresses the notion of agreeableness and sometimes implies tenderness or daintiness <an enticing array of toothsome desserts>.
APPETIZING Defined for Kids


adjective ap·pe·tiz·ing \ˈa-pə-ˌtī-ziŋ\

Definition of APPETIZING for Kids

:  pleasing to the appetite <an appetizing smell>


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