a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Appetite is used only of the demands of the physical system, unless otherwise expressly stated, as when we say an appetite for knowledge; passion includes all excitable impulses of our nature, as anger, fear, love, hatred, etc. Appetite is thus more animal than passion; and when we speak of passions and appetites as conjoined or contrasted, we think of the appetites as wholly physical and of the passions as, in part at least, mental or spiritual. We say an appetite for food, a passion for fame. Compare DESIRE.
appetency, appetite, craving, desire, disposition, impulse, inclination, longing, lust, passion, proclivity, proneness, propensity, relish, thirst, zest
antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, disrelish, distaste, hatred, indifference, loathing, repugnance, repulsion
He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
fondness, partiality, desire, wish
inclination, disposition, tendency, turn, PENCHANT, leaning, bias, propensity, proclivity, proneness, predisposition, appetency
PPDB, the paraphrase database
List of paraphrases:
taste, sympathy, gusto, flavour, rancour