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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Brazil’s food exports have been rising thanks to insatiable demand for meat in China, where soybeans grown in Brazil are purchased for use as animal food. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "Satellites show Brazil’s deforestation has only gotten worse since Bolsonaro took office," 14 Aug. 2019 At the same time, many of Michigan’s hottest jobs are in IT thanks to an insatiable demand for faster and better technology. Detroit Free Press, "She’s gotta have IT: Closing the gender gap in MI’s booming tech industry," 3 July 2019 Gordon Moore, who had observed Apollo’s insatiable demand for miniaturized silicon chips, left Fairchild to cofound Intel. Stephen Witt, WIRED, "Apollo 11: Mission Out of Control," 24 June 2019 Little Shop follows an impoverished, unlucky florist (Seymour) who discovers an alien plant possessing an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Tyler Aquilina,, "Mj Rodriguez, Glee alum Amber Riley to star in Little Shop of Horrors in Los Angeles," 23 July 2019 Over more than a decade, Ms. Maxwell, now 57, helped manage Mr. Epstein’s homes, facilitate his social relationships and recruit masseuses to help satisfy his seemingly insatiable appetite for massages, according to his former employees. Megan Twohey, New York Times, "The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein," 15 July 2019 Combine Izard’s irresistible star power with Chicago diners’ insatiable appetite for rooftop dining and drinking, and the opening of Cabra was almost unfair to other concepts. Phil Vettel,, "Reviews: Stephanie Izard’s Cabra and Chris Pandel’s Cira make Hoxton a dining destination," 28 June 2019 Saban is like an insatiable male lion eating his young. Mike Bianchi,, "SEC king Nick Saban helped force Gators, FSU coaching changes | Commentary," 17 July 2019 The real threat to the Mississippi is the vote-motivated politician and the money-motivated American corn grower, who both have an insatiable addiction that is slowly destroying the land, water and wildlife in the heartland and along the Gulf Coast. WSJ, "Polluting the Mississippi River and the Gulf," 11 July 2019

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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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