appetizing

[ap-i-tahy-zing]
adjective
1.
appealing to or stimulating the appetite; savory.
2.
appealing; tempting.

Origin:
1645–55; appet(ite) + -ize + -ing2, as translation of French appétissant

appetizingly, adverb
unappetizing, adjective
unappetizingly, adverb


1. See palatable.
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appetizing or appetising (ˈæpɪˌtaɪzɪŋ)
 
adj
pleasing or stimulating to the appetite; delicious; tasty
 
appetising or appetising
 
adj

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Example sentences
Nothing more appetizing than a bare-legged ragamuffin appears.
They returned with appetizing legends of hot breakfast in hospitable abodes, or
  scanty fare given grudgingly in hostile ones.
Yet, constantly moving around the country is not appetizing.
The vegetable's taste is described as an appetizing mixture of its kin:
  garlicky onion.
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