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Synonyms for appetite
ˈæp ɪˌtaɪtap·petite

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  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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. appetite

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

    repugnance, aversion, antipathy, loathing, indifference, apathy

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. appetitenoun

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

  2. appetitenoun

    hunger, stomach, desire of food

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. appetitenoun

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

    inappetency, indifference, aversion, distaste

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "appetite":

    hungry, hunger, anorexia, gusto, taste, thirsty

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  1. Jon Stanley:

    You could still see dividend recaps, but there is only appetite for companies and industries with good fundamentals.

  2. Saxo Bank:

    The big turnaround was the Japanese yen, there is clearly big time (U.S. vs Japan) rate sensitivity there, the correlation (between moves in yields and yen) is likely to one-to-one almost, and without any risk appetite meltdown that should continue.

  3. Stefan Worrall:

    The Nikkei has been closely reflecting the yen's moves this week so the bit of strengthening we saw in the yen overnight seems to have brought the mood down slightly this morning, but we've also got a three-day weekend coming up in Japan and it's not unusual for that to dampen risk appetite after a long week full of activity.

  4. Chief Executive Paul Lynam:

    Some banks may temper their lending appetite whilst they wait for clarity to emerge but in the long run Brexit presents more opportunity than threats to the smaller banks.

  5. Peter Boyles:

    The practices and the banking model of that time are no longer acceptable, our clients want to know that we have changed and the past practices they read about in the papers have no place in our modern private bank. And from our side we have absolutely no appetite to do business with clients or potential clients who are evading their taxes or who fail to meet our financial crime compliance standards.

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