One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘Bausch's bodies are mad bodies; they are transgressive bodies; they are insatiate bodies.’
- ‘The insatiate savage will ever forage for more and more.’
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: from Latin insatiatus, from in- ‘not’ + satiatus ‘filled, satisfied’, past participle of satiare (see satiate).
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