insatiable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj insatiable impossible to satisfy "an insatiate appetite","an insatiable demand for old buildings to restore","his passion for work was unsatiable"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
    • a Insatiable Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire. "“ Insatiable of glory.”"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • insatiable Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; inordinately greedy: as, insatiable desire; insatiable thirst.
    • insatiable Synonyms Unappeasable, unquenchable, voracious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Insatiable in-sā′shi-a-bl that cannot be satiated or satisfied
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.”
  • Doug Horton
    Doug%20Horton
    “First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.”
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne%20Morrow%20Lindbergh
    “America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.”
  • William Cowper
    William%20Cowper
    “Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing.”
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
    “The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.”
  • Albert Camus
    Albert%20Camus
    “The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. insatiable, L. ionsatiabilis,. See In- not, and Satiable

Usage

In literature:

She reached down, grasped a handful of the succulent fruit and cast it to her insatiate pursuers.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
My own appetite for these is insatiable.
"The Great Prince Shan" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The appetite is insatiable.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
From childhood he was an insatiable reader.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
But in this new method he thoroughly expressed the true essential, the insatiable realism of passion.
"Robert Browning" by G. K. Chesterton
The astonishing luxury, the bestial, insatiable passions?
"The Religious Spirit of the Slavs (1916)" by Nikolai Velimirovic
You get a thirst which is not insatiable.
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
When the effects wear off, proportionate lassitude follows, which begets an insatiate and insane craving for the drug.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Here she was assured that she could gratify her insatiable appetite at any moment.
"The Son of Clemenceau" by Alexandre (fils) Dumas
My wounded spirit was insatiate for vengeance.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 13, No. 361, Supplementary Issue (1829)" by Various
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In poetry:

Is it a type, since Nature's Lyre
Vibrates to every note in man,
Of that insatiable desire,
Meant to be so since life began?
"Phoebe" by James Russell Lowell
A monkey is weaving
a thread of insatiable lusts
on the margins of morning:
he topples a pollen-fall,
startles the violet-flight
of the butterfly, wings on the Muzo.
"Some Beasts" by Pablo Neruda

Insatiate death! How vast is thy domain!
What desolating horrors swell thy train!
Famine, and war, and pestilence combine!
While still to point the barbed shaft is thine!
"Lines" by Judith Sargent Murray
A gaunt and relentless wolf, possessed
Of a quite insatiable thirst,
Once paused at a stream to drink and rest,
And found that, bound on a similar quest,
A lamb had arrived there first.
"The Inhuman Wolf And The Lamb Sans Gene" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Those locks, too soon, shall own a silv'ry ray,
Those radiant orbs their magic fires forego;
Insatiate TIME shall steal those tints away,
Warp thy fine form, and bend thy beauties low:
"Sonnet. Inscribed to Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire" by Mary Darby Robinson
Yea, where the banquet-hall is brilliant with young men,
You whose bright youth it might have thrilled my breast to know,
Drink . . . and perhaps my lips, insatiate even then
Of lips to hang upon, may find their loved ones so.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger

In news:

Germantown Mom Has an Insatiable Appetite for Competition.
This robber is insatiable .
Insatiable Broadway Partners Need Cash.
An Insatiable Appetite for Pay and Benefits Cuts.
Traveling insatiably , changed by each trip.
We may not like coal, but given the insatiable demand for electricity, it will be powering the global economy for decades to come.
There is an insatiable demand for all things Union Jack.
At one stage it appeared the United States' appetite for F1 was insatiable.
Troubling Our Insatiable Intervention Instinct .
There is clearly an insatiable demand for channels.
Insatiable links lecher Tiger Woods was in bed with an underwear-model mistress when he learned his beloved dad had died, according to a bombshell report.
Only God can satisfy human insatiability.
The Insatiate Countess toys with her subjects.
The insatiable globe-roamer and his wife, Anne, take a beach-and-sun breather in French Basque country.
The Drive for Five is in overdrive now around the Giants, an insatiable hunger and unquenchable thirst for an historic repeat and One for the Thumb, a prestigious fifth Super Bowl ring.
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In science:

Whilst he may not have been quite the equal of the great astronomy author of the time, Sir Robert Ball, Gore‘s books helped to feed the insatiable public appetite that existed at the time for knowledge about developments in science.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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