insatiable

adjective in·sa·tia·ble \ (ˌ)in-ˈsā-shə-bəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of insatiable

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

insatiability

play \(ˌ)in-ˌsā-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

insatiableness

play \(ˌ)in-ˈsā-shə-bəl-nəs\ noun

insatiably

play \(ˌ)in-ˈsā-shə-blē\ adverb

Examples of insatiable in a Sentence

  1. Her desire for knowledge was insatiable.

  2. an insatiable need for the approval of others

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Origin and Etymology of insatiable

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


INSATIABLE Defined for English Language Learners

insatiable

adjective

Definition of insatiable for English Language Learners

  • : always wanting more : not able to be satisfied


INSATIABLE Defined for Kids

insatiable

adjective in·sa·tia·ble \ in-ˈsā-shə-bəl \

Definition of insatiable for Students

: impossible to satisfy
  • insatiable thirst


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