- ap|pe|tiz|ingalso appetising BrE [ˈæpıtaızıŋ] adjfood that is appetizing smells or looks very good, making you want to eat it≠ ↑unappetizing▪ an appetizing aroma▪ The food wasn't particularly appetizing.
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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 — [[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