Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Impossible to satiate or satisfy: an insatiable appetite; an insatiable hunger for knowledge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; inordinately greedy: as, insatiable desire; insatiable thirst.
  • Synonyms Unappeasable, unquenchable, voracious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. impossible to satisfy

Etymologies

Middle English insaciable, from Old French, from Latin īnsatiābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + satiāre, to fill; see satiate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • And, as we had heard before from Secretary of State Clinton, the insatiable -- what she called insatiable drug appetite from Americans.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2009

  • Oosterman said the goal is to be ahead of consumer and business demand for wireless data, which he called insatiable.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • If that is true, when taxpayers who want to keep their hard-earned money are compared to politicians who want to take it from them to feed their uncontrolled spending, whose appetite better warrants the word insatiable?

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  • It is not the rich, but rather the government who "whose appetite better warrants the word insatiable," he argues.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • One of the answers is what Mr. Mallevays describes as the "insatiable" desire for luxury goods among Chinese high-net-worth individuals.

    Saved by the BRICs

  • There was still time to make his last call on this nasty case, a kind of valediction his so-called insatiable curiosity made imperative.

    TOO MANY MURDERS

  • Unfortunately, quite a few children with attention control problems are accurately described as insatiable.

    A Mind at a Time

  • That they should be insatiable, which is the greatest misery of all in a poor condition.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • BILL: Well, whether it's a mother's love, codependency or a social plague-I wouldn't call insatiable parental curiosity a minus to be fixed.

    NY Daily News

  • This kind of insatiable greed is inexcusable in the corporate world when AIG, Citi, BoA and others dole out billions to their high-level execs.

    Think Progress » WellPoint CEO receives a 51 percent increase in compensation.

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