Origin of insatiablesee in- and satiate
- An example of insatiable is a dog who cannot ever get enough to eat.
- An example of insatiable is a desire for more and more money that never goes away.
The definition of insatiable is an appetite for something that cannot be satisfied.
Impossible to satiate or satisfy: an insatiable appetite; an insatiable hunger for knowledge.
Origin of insatiableMiddle English insaciable from Old French from Latin īnsatiābilis in- not ; see in- 1. satiāre to fill ; see satiate .
- in·sa′tia·bil′i·ty in·sa′tia·ble·ness
(comparative more insatiable, superlative most insatiable)
- Nouns to which "insatiable" is often applied: appetite, desire, curiosity, thirst, hunger, need, greed.
From Old French insaciable, from Late Latin insatiabilis
- Success only stimulated his insatiable ambition.
- If memory serves, you were the insatiable one this morning.
- The attention of European diplomacy at this time was concentrated upon the king of Prussia, whose insatiable acquisitiveness disturbed all his neighbours.
- His ambition was insatiable; he is said to have exclaimed when looking at a map that the whole world did not form a sovereignty vast enough for one monarch.
- They are unscrupulous in perjury, treacherous, vain and insatiable, passionate in vindictiveness, which they will satisfy at the cost of their own lives and in the most cruel manner.