If you've filled your plate three times, you must have a strong appetite. I hope you still have room for dessert.


The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.

a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks

The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.

Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.

Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.

Tendency; appetency.

The thing desired.


Ap"pe*tite , n. [OE. appetit, F. app'82tit, fr. L. appetitus, fr. appetere to strive after, long for; ad + petere to seek. See Petition, and cf. Appetence.] 1. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.
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.
2. Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
Men must have appetite before they will eat.
3. Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
It God had given to eagles an appetite to swim.
To gratify the vulgar appetite for the marvelous.
4. Tendency; appetency. [Obs.]
In all bodies there as an appetite of union.
5. The thing desired. [Obs.]
Power being the natural appetite of princes.
&hand; 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. Syn. -- Craving; longing; desire; appetency; passion.

The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.


Usage Examples

I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.

A huge part of acting in movies is appetite. You do your best work when you've got a lot of appetite and you really want to embrace something. When you get tired, you don't have that hunger.

My curiosity and my appetite for evolving as an actor is one of the main components of me still working today in the business.

An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.

Let's keep the chemists over here and the food over here, that's my feeling. What do I know? But that is a big aspect of fast food is their ability to artificially taint the colors and the smells and stuff to stimulate appetite.

My girlfriend Siri is a food blogger, and we both love to entertain and eat. This is what happens when you're in your thirties: what was once a passion and real appetite for nightlife in New York City manifests itself into other things, like entertaining at home.

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Other Usage Examples

It has long been known for sure that the sight of tasty food makes a hungry man's mouth water also lack of appetite has always been regarded as an undesirable phenomenon, from which one might conclude that appetite is essentially linked with the process of digestion.

It could be my British need for discipline that makes me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion.

America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.

As we become purer channels for God's light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world. A miracle worker is not geared toward fighting the world that is, but toward creating the world that could be.

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

I was taught a lot of Bible at home and had a voracious appetite for reading the Bible.

If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old - somebody who takes good care of things and of people.

No, I got a GED in my 30s. My kids know that I never stop learning, and they know I love reading. I have books overflowing everywhere. I am current on today's events and I read the paper every day, and we talk about it, so they see that appetite.

Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.


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