appetizing

adjective
ap·​pe·​tiz·​ing | \ -ˌtī-ziŋ How to pronounce appetizing (audio) \

Definition of appetizing

: appealing to the appetite especially in appearance or aroma also : appealing to one's taste an appetizing display of merchandise

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Other Words from appetizing

appetizingly \ -​ziŋ-​lē How to pronounce appetizingly (audio) \ adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of appetizing in a Sentence

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

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And while lists of names are always an appetizing read for some, a bit of deeper diving revealed some interesting aspects of today’s social landscape. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "How the Salonnière List of the Best Party Hosts in America Is Put Together," 21 Mar. 2019 But during a polar vortex, trekking to a subpar space three neighborhoods away isn’t as appetizing as Postmating ramen and watching Frozen (the 2010 horror film where three skiers get stuck on a chairlift and then ripped apart by wolves. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Winter," 4 Feb. 2019 While a towel might look great in the fuschia that comes from cochineal bugs, the thought of ingesting thoraxes on gingerbread isn’t exactly appetizing. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "New York’s Coolest Pastry Chef Explains How to Make All-Natural Food Coloring for Holiday Cookies," 17 Dec. 2018 The arbitrator declined the request — a decision that theoretically makes Faraday Future even less appetizing to any interested new investment firms. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Federal court freezes Faraday Future CEO’s ownership stake, California mansions," 14 Dec. 2018 This may not sound so appetizing, but the molecular structure of caramel is crucial to its appeal. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "The Sugary Coats of Holiday Apples," 15 Nov. 2018 As in the past, once food was pulled out of the oven, everyone sat down and enjoyed the reward for their good work — an appetizing, especially nutritious and affordable meal! Barbara Brown, Philly.com, "Salmon cakes, sweet potato wedges appetizing and affordable," 12 Apr. 2018 Second and third with one out sounds pretty appetizing. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs fall apart in 7-1 loss after Joe Maddon decides to pull Kyle Hendricks," 10 June 2018 Hadden-Paton plays Higgins just as Shaw wrote him: vital and appetizing, and attached mainly to his mother—who is fondly wary of him—and his companionable comrade in phonetics, Pickering. Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, "How Do Carousel and My Fair Lady Fare in 2018?," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of appetizing

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of appetizing was in 1653

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appetizing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of appetizing

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

appetizing

adjective
ap·​pe·​tiz·​ing | \ ˈa-pə-ˌtī-ziŋ How to pronounce appetizing (audio) \

Kids Definition of appetizing

: pleasing to the appetite an appetizing smell

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