in·​sa·​tia·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈsā-shə-bəl How to pronounce insatiable (audio) \

Definition of insatiable

: incapable of being satisfied : quenchless had an insatiable desire for wealth

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Other Words from insatiable

insatiability \ (ˌ)in-​ˌsā-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce insatiability (audio) \ noun
insatiableness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈsā-​shə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce insatiableness (audio) \ noun
insatiably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈsā-​shə-​blē How to pronounce insatiably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of insatiable in a Sentence

Her desire for knowledge was insatiable. an insatiable need for the approval of others

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Haddish is famous and a black woman, and the appetite for stories about celebrities who mess up and/or embarrass themselves is insatiable. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Tiffany Haddish Bombed a Stand-Up Set, But It's Her Apology After That Matters," 2 Jan. 2019 My 6-year old is in the midst of an insatiable stage. Redbook, "Postcards From the Road: Why I Made My Husband the Bad Cop in Myrtle Beach," 12 July 2011 That has created an almost insatiable appetite for computing power, boosting the fortunes of GPU makers like Nvidia and AMD. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "How computers got shockingly good at recognizing images," 18 Dec. 2018 Heading up committees and flaunting not just their insatiable curiosity, but reveling in that that most sublime of aphrodisiacs—subpoena power of their own! Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: Trump Is Thankful for Himself," 25 Nov. 2018 Charley is remembered for his sense of humor and wit, and for his insatiable curiosity for more knowledge, from the cutting edge of scientific research as much as from literature, art, music, and life itself., "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/13," 13 June 2018 Uriel has an insatiable curiosity that's such a pleasure to teach. Rachel K. Hindery,, "'A true academic': Martinez embraces his East Leyden experience," 14 May 2018 Évelyne loved magazines, had an insatiable curiosity about culture, and was committed to journalistic excellence. Anne Fulenwider, Marie Claire, "A Tribute to Marie Claire Founder Évelyne Prouvost, Who Has Passed Away at Age 78," 20 July 2017 The appetite for prestige true crime appears to be insatiable: Margot Robbie’s transformation into Sharon Tate for her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is just one movie based on the life of the late actress. Bridget Read, Vogue, "There Are 3 Upcoming Sharon Tate Films—Here’s Everything You Need to Know," 6 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of insatiable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for insatiable

Middle English insaciable, from Anglo-French, from Latin insatiabilis, from in- + satiare to satisfy — more at satiate

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English Language Learners Definition of insatiable

: always wanting more : not able to be satisfied


in·​sa·​tia·​ble | \ in-ˈsā-shə-bəl How to pronounce insatiable (audio) \

Kids Definition of insatiable

: impossible to satisfy insatiable thirst

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