Definition of appetizing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English also -ising) adjective
BrE BrE//ˈæpɪtaɪzɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæpɪtaɪzɪŋ//
Taste of food
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(of food, etc.) that smells or looks attractive; making you feel hungry or thirsty the appetizing aroma of sizzling bacon The meals he cooked were always nourishing but never particularly appetizing. opposite unappetizing See related entries: Taste of food Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French appétissant, irregular formation from appétit from Latin appetitus ‘desire for’, from appetere ‘seek after’, from ad- ‘to’ + petere ‘seek’.
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