Etymology
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appetizing (adj.)

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

updated on May 23, 2012

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Definitions of appetizing from WordNet

appetizing (adj.)
appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma;
Synonyms: appetising
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