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Synonyms for appetite
ˈæp ɪˌtaɪtap·petite

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Wiktionary4.8 / 5 votes

  1. appetitenoun

    desire, craving, longing, passion, appetency

  2. appetitenoun

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

    craving, appetency, desire, passion, longing

  3. appetitenoun

    Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.

    craving, desire, longing, appetency, passion

  4. appetitenoun

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

    The object of appetite is whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek. --Richard Hooker.

    longing, appetency, passion, desire, craving

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.8 / 5 votes

  1. appetite

    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.

    Compare ANTIPATHY.

    appetency, craving, desire, disposition, impulse, inclination, liking, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. appetite

    passion, desire, propensity, proclivity, inclination, propension, appetency, want, craving, disposition, tendency, proneness

    repugnance, aversion, antipathy, loathing, indifference, apathy

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. appetite, appetency, appetencenoun

    a feeling of craving something

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

    appetence, appetency

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. appetitenoun

    desire, longing, craving, relish, hankering, pruriency, appetency, passion

  2. appetitenoun

    hunger, stomach, desire of food

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. appetitenoun

    desire for food, hunger, desire, appetency, craving, passion, appetence

    inappetency, indifference, aversion, distaste

PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "appetite":

    hungry, hunger, anorexia, gusto, taste, thirsty

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  1. Thomas Hobbes:

    Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope the same, without such opinion, despair.

  2. Henry James:

    There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.

  3. Dyan Hes:

    So most of the drugs on the market that are appetite suppressants or work on the appetite regulatory system have some kind of central nervous system side effect, because any time you affect any neurotransmitter in the brain regarding appetite, there's always going to be another systemic effect of some system, whether it's moodiness or it can affect depression or it can affect headaches, this is really, clearly just focused on the physicality of being more full.

  4. Jorge Perez:

    He's doing fine. He's lost a little appetite but otherwise has no complications at the moment.

  5. Ronald Reagan:

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

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