Insatiable vs Sateless - What's the difference?

insatiable | sateless |


As adjectives the difference between insatiable and sateless

is that insatiable is not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire while sateless is (obsolete) insatiable.

insatiable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire.
  • * 1843'' '', book 2, ch. 4, ''Abbot Hugo
  • Hugo, in a fine frenzy, threatens to depose the Sacristan, to do this and do that; but, in the mean while, how to quiet your insatiable' Jew? Hugo, for this couple of hundreds, grants the Jew his bond for four hundred payable at the end of four years. (...) Neither yet is this ' insatiable Jew satisfied or settled with: he had papers against us of 'small debts fourteen years old;' his modest claim amounts finally to 'Twelve hundred pounds besides interest'
  • * 1885 — [http://books.google.com/books?id=ZgVUqbK-_1EC&pg=PA19&dq=mikado++insatiable&sig=a932jEhYrf-l6EOJvgvNfxO6kHE]
  • Such an appointment would realize my fondest dreams. But no, at any sacrifice, I must set bounds to my insatiable ambition!

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "insatiable" is often applied: appetite, desire, curiosity, thirst, hunger, need, greed.

    Anagrams

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    sateless

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) insatiable
  • (Young)
    (Webster 1913)