- ADJ-GRADEDAppetizing 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 adj/-ed(in BRIT, also use appetising)
The tables were simply and appetisingly laid out.
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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 — also appetising BrE adjective food that is appetizing smells or looks very good: an appetizing aroma appetizingly adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English