Definitions

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

  • adj. Insatiable.

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  • adj. Insatiable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Insatiable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not to be satisfied or sated; insatiable: as, insatiate greed.

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

  • adj. impossible to satisfy

Etymologies

Latin īnsatiātus : in-, not; see in-1 + satiātus, past participle of satiāre, to satisfy; see satiate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I shuddered to think who might be the next victim sacrificed to his insatiate revenge.

    Chapter 20

  • She ignored the protests of her stomach, which had been left insatiate for days.

    WORLD OF WARCRAFT STORMRAGE

  • Thou saw'st the murdered mate when tossed by pirates from the midnight deck; for hours he fell into the deeper midnight of the insatiate maw; and his murderers still sailed on unharmed - while swift lightnings shivered the neighboring ship that would have borne a righteous husband to outstretched, longing arms.

    So now will I have to read it? It's not like they did.

  • Sorrow's charm doth drive me wild, insatiate, painful, endless, even as the trickling stream that gushes from some steep rock's face; for 'tis woman's way to fall a-weeping o'er the cruel calamity of children dead.

    The Suppliants

  • Surely not much to do with 9/11 outrage and insatiate revenge?

    Cruel Americans Always Enjoy Hearing Enemy Body Counts �� So do Suicide Bomber Recruits

  • O hapless women, and insatiate in jealousy to their own ruin!

    The Argonautica

  • And as when earth-burrowing ants gather in swarms round a narrow cleft, or when flies lighting upon a tiny drop of sweet honey cluster round with insatiate eagerness; so at that time, huddled together, the Minyae thronged about the spring from the rock.

    The Argonautica

  • But necessity, bitter and insatiate, compels me to abide and abiding to put food in my cursèd belly.

    The Argonautica

  • How shall a yearning for that insatiate resting-place ever hasten for thee, poor reckless one, the end that death alone can bring?

    Medea

  • Why art thou so insatiate in mischief, employing every art of love, of fraud, and guileful schemes, and spells that bring bloodshed on families?

    Helen

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  • "The insatiate itch of scribbling."
    William Gifford (1756-1826) - Trans. of Juvenal

    September 20, 2009

  • Insatiate, he ransacks the land
    from "Pursuit," by Sylvia Plath

    April 8, 2008