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appealing to or stimulating the appetite; savory.
appealing; tempting.
Contemporary Examples

When Sweeney first meets the baker, her business is in the dumps and her pies are less than appetizing.
12 Craziest Pie Scenes Marlow Stern November 20, 2011

Few aromas are as appetizing as the commingling of sautéing onions and grilling beef.
The Perfect Cheesesteak Tom McAllister May 17, 2010

We don’t always feel equal passion for an idea,” says Michelle, “but personally working together is so appetizing.
The Great Marriage Behind ‘The Good Wife’ Jason Lynch March 8, 2014

Historical Examples

However, the little meal was so appetizing, and the guest seemed so frankly appreciative, that conversation soon flowed freely.
A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver

This you will find an extremely delicate and appetizing dish.
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter

Here an appetizing supper had been laid ready upon the table and a couple of tallow candles burned in pewter sconces.
The Laughing Cavalier Baroness Orczy

Trapper Jim showed them how to cook some of the venison in a most appetizing way.
With Trapper Jim in the North Woods Lawrence J. Leslie

Mary exclaimed as she ate with a relish the appetizing soup.
The Phantom Town Mystery Carol Norton

One day we will have most appetizing bowls of fish and rice.
Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow

This was amusing to me, and furnished the flies with healthful, appetizing exercise, but was bad for Dick’s soul.
The Forest Stewart Edward White

pleasing or stimulating to the appetite; delicious; tasty

“exciting desire or hunger,” 1650s, from appetite on model of present participle adjective forms in -ing.


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