Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Never satisfied.‘your strong desire is insatiate’
insatiable, unquenchable, unappeasable, prodigious, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, omnivorous, compulsive, gluttonous, greedy, rapaciousView synonyms
- ‘She also tells her that it is his fondness for his son that is to blame, for, despite knowing his unrighteous desires, he has pampered and supported him in his insatiate hunger for the kingdom.’
- ‘The media lapped up the story as an insatiate dog.’
- ‘The small swarthy beetle of a king, as he appears in Carle Vanloo's portrait at Versailles (not at all like Boucher's Phoebus), was insatiate.’
- ‘Bausch's bodies are mad bodies; they are transgressive bodies; they are insatiate bodies.’
- ‘The insatiate savage will ever forage for more and more.’
Late Middle English: from Latin insatiatus, from in- ‘not’ + satiatus ‘filled, satisfied’, past participle of satiare (see satiate).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.