Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
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.
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.
He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.
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How to use appetite in a sentence?
The last few weeks have been dominated by a reduced appetite in risk. Investor fragility and sentiment have been rattled by all of these macro events.
Reason should direct and appetite obey.
Politically, there is huge appetite for a deal.
The market appears to be relieved for now after Greece asked for a loan extension. But Greece is not promising fiscal austerity and Germany has shown scepticism, the market is used to seeing this by now, but if a deal isn't reached today, the euro could face selling pressure and dollar/yen could also see the same as risk appetite will be hurt.
The market is taking the view that an agreement between Greece and EU is more likely than not, hence fears of a Greek exit have dissipated somewhat, so we're seeing appetite for riskier markets including peripherals.
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- appetyt, aptytAfrikaans
- ganaCatalan, Valencian
- Lust, Begierde, AppetitGerman
- apetito, ganas, deseoSpanish
- isu, söögiisu, apetiitEstonian
- گرسنگی, اشتها, کام, آرزومندیPersian
- halu, ruokahalu, hinkuFinnish
- goile, dúilIrish
- 식욕, 입맛Korean
- wakea, minaminaMāori
- honger, appetijt, trek, eetlustDutch
- apetyt, żądzaPolish
- apetit, ardoare, râvnă, sârguință, poftăRomanian
- жа́жда, жела́ние, охо́та, аппети́тRussian
- тек, апетит, tek, apetitSerbo-Croatian
- arzu, iştah, istek, şehvetTurkish
- ngon miệngVietnamese
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