V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: impossible to satisfy

Synonyms: unquenchable, unsatisfied, voracious, unappeasable, wanting, desiring, greedy, gluttonous

Antonyms: satisfied, sated, content, fulfilled

Tips: It may be helpful to think of the related word satisfy when breaking insatiable down: in-, "not," and satiable, "satisfied." Insatiable describes things that are not able to be satisfied. The verb satiate, "to satisfy," is derived from the same Latin word: satis, "enough, sufficient." Also think of the word satisfaction. If you can't get satisfaction, you are insatiable. This is a good word to describe extreme thirst or hunger.

Usage Examples:

Even though he had eaten a large amount of food, he could not seem to satisfy his insatiable hunger. (unsatisfied, voracious)

She described herself as an insatiable shopper who simply could not shop enough. (voracious, unappeasable)

The politician seemed to have an insatiable need for power. (unquenchable, greedy)

She has an insatiable appetite for knowledge and is currently working on her third doctoral degree. (unappeasable, unsatisfied)

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