insatiable

[ in-sey-shuh-buhl ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Late Middle English; Latin

from Old French insaciable or Latin insatiabilis, from in- ‘not’ + satiare ‘fill, satisfy’

Synonyms

  • unquenchable
  • unappeasable
  • uncontrollable
  • voracious

Antonyms

  • satisfiable
  • quenchable
  • controllable

Definition

not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased

Example

The student had an insatiable hunger for knowledge.

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