Definition of insatiable in English:



  • 1(of an appetite or desire) impossible to satisfy.

    ‘an insatiable hunger for success’
    • ‘He was accused of sacrificing all, including justice, to his insatiable ambition.’
    • ‘But his insatiable appetite for politics and getting things done was evident long before he sought elected office.’
    • ‘It's infused with desire and loss, impossible tenderness, insatiable hunger.’
    • ‘Now its pretty obvious to the average observer of this species that lurking just below the surface of an insatiable lust for money is malice.’
    • ‘As the months groaned by there were rumours of big price increases, insatiable thirst and catastrophic suspension failure.’
    • ‘As his relevance increases so does the insatiable yearning for their source to yield more.’
    • ‘Revived from my state of walking death, I awoke with an insatiable thirst for that world, a mad desire to recapture it in the waking hours.’
    • ‘It has been a busy and successful year for the explorer and it seems his insatiable appetite for doing the impossible is never-ending.’
    • ‘Who among us can possibly keep up with the insatiable thirst for novelty demanded and dominated by the toy industry?’
    • ‘Once again, football's insatiable greed threatens to be its undoing.’
    • ‘Its pure lust; an insatiable greed for pleasure on my behalf, and a hunger for self-glory and pride on hers.’
    • ‘So called socialist societies have been as bad as any other in helping to destroy the balance of nature in trying to satisfy the insatiable greed of humans.’
    • ‘It profoundly satisfied while simultaneously creating an insatiable appetite for more.’
    • ‘Aren't we playing up to the male libido and their insatiable desire for sex and excitement?’
    • ‘They are incensed by the Government's insatiable thirst for higher taxes and more public spending, which has failed to improve services.’
    • ‘The insatiable yearning to know more makes each day exciting and each discovery a gem.’
    • ‘Aren't we all, too much into trivial matters and petty thinking and driven by insatiable greed?’
    • ‘Being a batsman with an insatiable hunger for runs, he will also no doubt gorge himself at the expense of bowling attacks the length and breadth of the country.’
    • ‘Combine this with his instinctive and insatiable appetite for success and you have a winning formula.’
    • ‘Her mother is a drug addict and has been in and out of jail for over a decade, and Megan's insatiable craving for affection is both tragic and repellent.’
    unquenchable, unappeasable, prodigious, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, omnivorous, compulsive, gluttonous, greedy, rapacious
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) having an insatiable appetite or desire for something, especially sex.
      ‘‘You're insatiable!’ she cried as she pushed him away’
      ‘so insatiable a gourmand as myself’
      • ‘Apparently, she was quite insatiable in the privacy of her own chamber.’
      • ‘He is insatiable in the quest for honours - often putting himself through a punishing schedule.’
      unquenchable, unappeasable, uncontrollable, voracious, prodigious, gluttonous, greedy, hungry, ravenous, ravening, wolfish, avid, eager, keen
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Late Middle English: from Old French insaciable or Latin insatiabilis, from in- ‘not’ + satiare ‘fill, satisfy’ (see satiate).