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 (ĭn-sā′shə-bəl, -shē-ə-)
Impossible to satiate or satisfy: an insatiable appetite; an insatiable hunger for knowledge.

[Middle English insaciable, from Old French, from Latin īnsatiābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + satiāre, to fill; see satiate.]

in·sa′tia·bil′i·ty, in·sa′tia·ble·ness n.
in·sa′tia·bly adv.


nUnersättlichkeit f; (of thirst, curiosity, desire)Unstillbarkeit f
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Should we conclude from this observed insatiability that investing in computing power wastes resources?
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To support their assertion that emancipation had triggered the "regression" of the "Negro race," they pointed to the supposed insatiability of black women as proof of some innate African savagery.
Even more sharply, al-Khalil argues that the essential insatiability of the tyrant is a reflection of the hunger of pan-Arabism for an illusory wholeness, an extension of his argument that will be challenged by many.
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Matalene, who sees Horner as a defeated character at the end with the dance symbolizing the "celebration of the cuckolded Pinchwife and Fidget households at having safely escaped from Horner's involvement with them" in "What Happens in The Country Wife" Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 22 (1982): 395-411 (409); Peggy Thompson, who sees the dance as an image of the "victims of womens insatiability and deception" in "The Limits of Parody in The Country Wife" Studies in Philology 89 (1992): 100-114 (112); and Derek Hughes, who sees the dance as pointing to the secret society of cuckolds that Horner is establishing with Lady Fidget and the other women in "Naming and Entitlement in Wycherley, Etherege, and Dryden," Comparative Drama 21 (1987): 259-89 (265).
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Mahoney's argument makes plausible companion reading for Regina Gagnier's The Insatiability of Human Wants (2000), which offers a similar approach to this subject.
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