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in·sa·tia·ble

insatiable

 
pronunciation:
ihn seI sh bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: incapable of being satisfied or fulfilled; extremely greedy.
He had an insatiable thirst for power.Their desire for wealth was insatiable.She had an insatiable hunger for knowledge.
antonyms:
satiable
similar words:
desperate, omnivorous, voracious
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)insatiable almost, apparently, seemingly, sexually
(adj.)insatiable + noun appetite, beast, consumer, craving, curiosity, demand, desire, drive, drug, energy, explorer, fuel, gossip, greed, hunger, knowledge, learning, lover, lust, need, passion, quest, reader, sex, steel, taste, thirst, tooth, urge  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: insatiably (adv.), insatiability (n.), insatiableness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word insatiable contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.
sati, satis Latin root that means enough; full