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appetizing

[ap-i-tahy-zing] /ˈæp ɪˌtaɪ zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
appealing to or stimulating the appetite; savory.
2.
appealing; tempting.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; appet(ite) + -ize + -ing2, as translation of French appétissant
Related forms
appetizingly, adverb
unappetizing, adjective
unappetizingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. See palatable.
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  • 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.
  • Apart from being delicious, the prices are also appetizing.
  • Wherever she drives, she's trailed by the appetizing odor of egg rolls.
  • Yet beneath this upper crust of high culture there simmers a less appetizing stew.
  • Even skinless chicken breasts can be made appetizing through the magic of smoke and spicy marinade.
  • Three staterooms have their own bathrooms, and the crew prepares appetizing meals with good wine.
  • There are many appetizing selections on the small plate menu for you.
British Dictionary definitions for appetizing

appetizing

/ˈæpɪˌtaɪzɪŋ/
adjective
1.
pleasing or stimulating to the appetite; delicious; tasty
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Word Origin and History for appetizing
adj.

"exciting desire or hunger," 1650s, from appetite on model of present participle adjective forms in -ing.

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