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  • Adj.

insatiable

in-SAY-shuh-buhl

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Katie woke up from her nap with her usual insatiable or endless need for chocolate. She rushed to the kitchen and began to gobble a rich cake insatiably and insistently, gulping down huge pieces and licking every last bit of frosting from her fingers. Katie’s unsatisfied, demanding, and insatiable appetite led her to then dig into the chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Quiz: What is an insatiable appetite or desire?

  • One that is so strong that it cannot be satisfied.
  • One that needs huge amounts of sugar.
  • One that drives you to do something foolish.

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Not Able To Be Satisfied An insatiable thirst for knowledge is not able to be satisfied--one must have more and more in a never-ending stream.

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  • In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory. — Cicero Cicero
  • 'Whether waiting in line overnight for Kid Rock tickets or checking his car’s oil level, Patrick showed an unshakable determination and insatiable curiosity, both of which will forever live on in our hearts and minds.' —The Onion
  • The report by his committee said 'China’s appetite for information and technology appears to be insatiable and the energy devoted to the task enormous.' —CNN
  • Life had returned to normal, seemingly, when 'suddenly, over two or three days, there was this insatiable desire to listen to piano music.' —NPR

Word Ingredients
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in- not
sat enough
-able handy, capable of

An insatiable need for affection means that you are “not capable of having enough.”

Word Constellation
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Insatiable