Calque of Frenchappétissant, -ant being equivalent to -ing. See also appetite
Appetizing Sentence Examples
The menu itself was good looking and all the dishes sounded appetizing.
The fruit was so daintily colored and so fragrant, and looked so appetizing and delicious that Dorothy stopped and exclaimed:
(The horseflesh was appetizing and nourishing, the saltpeter flavor of the gunpowder they used instead of salt was even pleasant; there was no great cold, it was always warm walking in the daytime, and at night there were the campfires; the lice that devoured him warmed his body.)
If you want to purchase less candy, add fresh fruit, cookies, or other sweet desserts to the buffet table for a filling and appetizing look.