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appetizing

Something that's appetizing looks or smells like it would taste delicious. An appetizing plate of cheesy nachos might make your mouth water.

Use the adjective appetizing when you talk about food that's tempting or makes you hungry. The smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies is appetizing, and so is the summertime aroma of your neighbor's grill. Appetizing comes from the noun appetite, or "craving for food," from the Old French apetit, "appetite or desire." The Latin root is appetere, "long for, strive for, or grasp at."

Definitions of appetizing
  1. adjective
    appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma
    synonyms: appetising
    mouth-watering, savory, savoury
    pleasing to the sense of taste
    palatable, toothsome
    acceptable to the taste or mind
    tasty
    pleasing to the sense of taste
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    Antonyms:
    unappetising, unappetizing
    not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste
    unpalatable
    not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
    tasty
    pleasing to the sense of taste
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