adjective Etymology: Middle English insaciable, from Anglo-French, from Latin insatiabilis, from in- + satiare to satisfy — more at satiate Date: 15th century incapable of being satisfied ; quenchless <
had an insatiable desire for wealth
insatiability nouninsatiableness nouninsatiably adverb

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  • insatiable — [ ɛ̃sasjabl ] adj. • insaciable XIIIe; lat. insatiabilis ♦ Qui ne peut être rassasié (rare au concret). Une soif insatiable. ⇒ inapaisable , inassouvissable. Un appétit insatiable. ⇒ vorace. ♢ (Abstrait) Qui ne se satisfait jamais. « insatiable… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • insatiable — Insatiable. adj. de t. g. Qui ne peut estre rassasié. Appetit insatiable. il a une faim canine. il est insatiable. Il se dit plus ordinairement au figuré. Avarice insatiable. il ne se contente de rien, il est insatiable. insatiable de gloire.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Insatiable — In*sa tia*ble, a. [F. insatiable, L. ionsatiabilis. See {In } not, and {Satiable}.] Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire. [1913 Webster] Insatiable of glory. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • insatiable — (adj.) early 15c., insaciable, from O.Fr. insaciable (13c.), or directly from L.L. insatiabilis not to be satisfied, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + satiabilis, from satiare (see SATIATE (Cf. satiate)). Related: Insatiably …   Etymology dictionary

  • insatiable — [adj] voracious, wanting clamorous, crying, demanding, desiring, exigent, gluttonous, greedy, importunate, insatiate, insistent, intemperate, pressing, quenchless, rapacious, ravenous, unappeasable, unquenchable, unsatisfiable, unsatisfied,… …   New thesaurus

  • insatiable — Insatiable, Insatiabilis et inexplebilis, Insaturabilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • insatiable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impossible to satisfy. DERIVATIVES insatiability noun insatiably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • insatiable — [in sā′shə bəl, in sā′shē əbəl] adj. [see IN 2 & SATIATE] constantly wanting more; that cannot be satisfied or appeased; very greedy insatiability n. insatiably adv …   English World dictionary

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