adjective Date: 1653 appealing to the appetite especially in appearance or aroma; also appealing to one's taste <
an appetizing display of merchandise
Synonyms: see palatableappetizingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Appetizing — Ap pe*ti zing, a. [Cf. F. app[ e]tissant.] Exciting appetite; as, appetizing food. [1913 Webster] The appearance of the wild ducks is very appetizing. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appetizing — Ap pe*ti zing, adv. So as to excite appetite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appetizing — index palatable, sapid, savory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appetizing — (adj.) exciting desire or hunger, 1650s, from APPETITE (Cf. appetite) on model of prp. adjective forms in ING (Cf. ing) …   Etymology dictionary

  • appetizing — *palatable, relishing, tasty, toothsome, flavor some, savory, sapid Antonyms: nauseating …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appetizing — [adj] tasting very good aperitive, appealing, delectable, delicious, delish*, divine*, flavorsome, heavenly, inviting, luscious, mouthwatering, palatable, saporous, savory, scrumptious, succulent, sugar coated*, sweetened, tantalizing, tasty,… …   New thesaurus

  • appetizing — (also appetising) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ stimulating the appetite …   English terms dictionary

  • appetizing — [ap′ətī΄ziŋ] adj. [transl. of Fr appétissant, formed as if prp. of * appetissier < base of appétit, APPETITE] 1. stimulating the appetite 2. savory; delicious appetizingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • appetizing — ap|pe|tiz|ing also appetising BrE [ˈæpıtaızıŋ] adj food that is appetizing smells or looks very good, making you want to eat it ≠ ↑unappetizing ▪ an appetizing aroma ▪ The food wasn t particularly appetizing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • appetizing — [[t]æ̱pɪtaɪzɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Appetizing food looks and smells good, so that you want to eat it. ...the appetising smell of freshly baked bread... Kippers are dyed yellow to make them more appetizing. Derived words: appetizingly ADV GRADED ADV… …   English dictionary

  • appetizing — also appetising BrE adjective food that is appetizing smells or looks very good: an appetizing aroma appetizingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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