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Noun Appetite has 1 sense


Appetiten. [OE. appetit, F. appétit, fr. L. appetitus, fr. appetere to strive after, long for; ad + petere to seek. See Petition, and cf. Appetence.].
  •  The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.  [1913 Webster]
    "The object of appetite it whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.  [1913 Webster]
    "Men must have appetite before they will eat."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.  [1913 Webster]
    "It God had given to eagles an appetite to swim."  [1913 Webster]
    "To gratify the vulgar appetite for the marvelous."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Tendency; appetency.  [1913 Webster]
    "In all bodies there as an appetite of union."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The thing desired.  [1913 Webster]
    " In old authors, appetite is followed by to or of, but regularly it should be followed by for before the object; as, an appetite for pleasure."  [1913 Webster]
    "Power being the natural appetite of princes."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Craving; longing; desire; appetency; passion.


Appetite, n.
1 a natural desire to satisfy bodily needs, esp. for food or sexual activity.
2 (usu. foll. by for) an inclination or desire.

appetitive adj.
ME f. OF apetit f. L appetitus f. appetere seek after



n. An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question.



Cyrenaic hedonism, Cyrenaicism, alacrity, an universal wolf, animation, animus, anxiety, anxiousness, appetence, appetency, appetition, appetitiveness, avidity, avidness, bent, bias, breathless impatience, canine appetite, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness, cheerful readiness, chewing, choice, command, conation, conatus, consumption, coveting, craving, cropping, cupidity, decision, deglutition, demand, desire, determination, devouring, devourment, dieting, dining, discretion, disposition, drought, dryness, eagerness, eating, edacity, elan, emptiness, empty stomach, enthusiasm, epicureanism, epicurism, epulation, ethical hedonism, fancy, feasting, feeding, flair, fondness, forwardness, free choice, free will, gluttony, gobbling, gourmandise, grazing, greed, gust, gusto, hankering, hedonic calculus, hedonics, hedonism, herbivorism, herbivority, herbivorousness, hollow hunger, hunger, hungriness, impatience, inclination, ingestion, intention, itch, itching, keen desire, keenness, leaning, licking, life, liking, liveliness, longing, love, lust, luxuriousness, luxury, manducation, mania, mastication, messing, mind, munching, nibbling, nutrition, objective, omnivorism, omnivorousness, omophagy, pantophagy, passion, pasture, pasturing, pecking, penchant, pleasure, pleasure principle, pleasure-seeking, polydipsia, predilection, preference, proclivity, promptness, propensity, prurience, pruriency, psychological hedonism, quickness, readiness, regalement, relish, relishing, resolution, rumination, savoring, sensualism, sensuality, sensualness, sexual desire, soft spot, spirit, stomach, sweet tooth, sybaritism, tapeworm, taste, tasting, tendency, thirst, thirstiness, torment of Tantalus, unchastity, urge, urgency, vegetarianism, velleity, verve, vitality, vivacity, volition, voluptuousness, voracity, weakness, will, will power, wish, wolfing, yearning, zeal, zest, zestfulness




N desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, exigency, mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection, propensity, willingness, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, inkling, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition, eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety, impetuosity, appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency, sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist, thirst, thirstiness, drouth, mouthwatering, itch, itching, prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, edge of appetite, edge of hunger, torment of Tantalus, sweet tooth, lickerish tooth, itching palm, longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye, greed, voracity, passion, rage, furore, mania, manie, inextinguishable desire, dipsomania, kleptomania, lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant, cormorant, desideratum, want, a consummation devoutly to be wished, attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol, whim, whimsy, whimsey, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, Fortunatus's cap, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, desirous, desiring, inclined, partial to, fain, wishful, optative, anxious, wistful, curious, at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous, craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy, hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear, greedy, unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked, unsaturated, eager, avid, keen, burning, fervent, ardent, agog, all agog, breathless, impatient, bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon, mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire, aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching, desirable, desired, in demand, pleasing, appetizing, appetible, tantalizing, wistfully, fain, Int, would that, would that it were!, O for!, esto perpetual, the wish being father to the thought, sua cuique voluptas, hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching, aut Caesar aut nullus, Cassius has a lean and hungry look, hungry as the grave, I was born to other things, not what we wish but what we want, such joy ambition finds, the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none, ubi mel ibi apes.

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