One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of an appetite or desire) impossible to satisfy.‘an insatiable hunger for success’
unquenchable, unappeasable, prodigious, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, omnivorous, compulsive, gluttonous, greedy, rapaciousView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's infused with desire and loss, impossible tenderness, insatiable hunger.’
- ‘Its pure lust; an insatiable greed for pleasure on my behalf, and a hunger for self-glory and pride on hers.’
- ‘Combine this with his instinctive and insatiable appetite for success and you have a winning formula.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The insatiable yearning to know more makes each day exciting and each discovery a gem.’
- ‘Who among us can possibly keep up with the insatiable thirst for novelty demanded and dominated by the toy industry?’
- ‘But his insatiable appetite for politics and getting things done was evident long before he sought elected office.’
- ‘They are incensed by the Government's insatiable thirst for higher taxes and more public spending, which has failed to improve services.’
- ‘It has been a busy and successful year for the explorer and it seems his insatiable appetite for doing the impossible is never-ending.’
- ‘Aren't we playing up to the male libido and their insatiable desire for sex and excitement?’
- ‘Aren't we all, too much into trivial matters and petty thinking and driven by insatiable greed?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As the months groaned by there were rumours of big price increases, insatiable thirst and catastrophic suspension failure.’
- ‘Once again, football's insatiable greed threatens to be its undoing.’
- ‘He was accused of sacrificing all, including justice, to his insatiable ambition.’
- ‘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 his relevance increases so does the insatiable yearning for their source to yield more.’
- ‘It profoundly satisfied while simultaneously creating an insatiable appetite for more.’
- 1.1 (of a person) having an insatiable appetite or desire for something, especially sex.
unquenchable, unappeasable, uncontrollable, voracious, prodigious, gluttonous, greedy, hungry, ravenous, ravening, wolfish, avid, eager, keenView synonyms
- ‘He is insatiable in the quest for honours - often putting himself through a punishing schedule.’
- ‘Apparently, she was quite insatiable in the privacy of her own chamber.’
Late Middle English: from Old French insaciable or Latin insatiabilis, from in- ‘not’ + satiare ‘fill, satisfy’ (see satiate).
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