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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The modern world’s insatiable appetite for wood, land, agriculture, and mineral extraction continues to drive deforestation. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change," 5 July 2019 But, with his insatiable appetite for aesthetic experimentation and belief in the whole home reflecting a unified style, Wright designed far more than buildings over the course of his prolific career. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "These Forgotten Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Have a House Beautiful Connection," 23 May 2019 Looking at today’s fashion media, haul vloggers on YouTube follow a similar blueprint, relying mostly on their powers of description (and our culture’s insatiable acquisitiveness) to keep viewers entertained. Hilary George-parkin, Vox, "Gloria Vanderbilt changed how we feel about jeans," 18 June 2019 At the core of the model lies the brain’s insatiable appetite. Quanta Magazine, "The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions," 23 Aug. 2016 Curry was attracted to Payne’s intelligence and creativity, and Payne was attracted to Curry’s insatiable quest for improvement. Scott Ostler,, "Why Stephen Curry’s trainer thinks he will repeat huge Game 3 performance," 6 June 2019 The variation in his forms, materials, and building types speak to the architect's insatiable curiosity and passionate drive for exploration. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Iconic Architect I. M. Pei Dies at 102," 17 May 2019 So, what’s next for the designer with an insatiable curiosity? Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Designer Cynthia Rowley Accepted an Award at SCAD for Her Major Contributions to the Fashion Industry," 16 May 2019 In the last decade, as the rapid growth of e-commerce has created a seemingly insatiable demand for logistics facilities, this portion of Southern California has become one of the nation’s largest hubs for warehouses. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Your online shopping is polluting this small town," 20 Nov. 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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