in·sa·tia·ble | \(ˌ)in-ˈsā-shə-bəl \

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 \ noun
insatiableness \(ˌ)in-ˈsā-shə-bəl-nəs \ noun
insatiably \(ˌ)in-ˈsā-shə-blē \ 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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More than 1,500 journalists descended on the small town, racing to feed an insatiable interest in the scrappy teammates, some of whom were stateless migrants from a lawless region of neighboring Myanmar. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave," 13 July 2018 Most of Nvidia’s press conference focused on deep learning, AI, and other advances the company has been focused on recently, but nothing to feed the insatiable hunger of PC gamers for more performance. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Nvidia CEO: No next-gen GeForce GPUs for a 'long time,' but G-Sync BFGDs are coming soon," 4 June 2018 The manager was already shaping up to be English football's latest enfant terrible, a precocious talent with an insatiable hunger for success on his own terms., "Why Everton Will Be Marco Silva's Last Chance at Premier League Success After Ugly Watford Split," 17 May 2018 Fueled by the seemingly insatiable hunger for high-end TV among international broadcasters, cable outlets and streaming platforms, producers are dusting off decades-old novels and films and turning them into limited series. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "A Novel Approach as Producers Revive Decades-Old Books for TV," 9 Apr. 2018 Heaven on Earth, for a woman with an insatiable need to feed. Steve Hartman, CBS News, ""Auntie Debra" doles out a heaping helping of hospitality even after lunch hour ends," 22 June 2018 The guides give you a couple of examples of the dam’s insatiable concrete needs during the tour. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Hoover Dam: Tours, sightseeing and how to get there from Las Vegas and Phoenix," 23 May 2018 There is so much money, and there is this insatiable need to win. Elton Alexander,, "College basketball scandal 2018: Understanding challenges facing the NCAA," 2 Mar. 2018 Along with increased attention from fans, more media organizations than ever before are attempting to capitalize on the near insatiable appetite for basketball content that the summer league provides. Kirk A. Bado, azcentral, "NBA Summer League bets on importance of engaging off the court," 11 July 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 \

Kids Definition of insatiable

: impossible to satisfy insatiable thirst

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