The definition of an appetite is a yearning for to fulfill a need for something such as food, drink, or other cravings.noun
An example of someone who has a hearty appetite is a person who eats a big lunch.
Appetite is defined as a passion for something.noun
An example of something for which one might have an appetite is money.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some specific food
- any strong desire or craving: an appetite for knowledge
Origin: OFr apetit < L appetitus, eager desire for < appetere, to strive after < ad-, to + petere, desire: see feather
- appetitive adjective
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- An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
- A strong wish or urge: an appetite for learning.
Origin: Middle English apetit, from Old French, from Latin appetītus, strong desire, from past participle of appetere, to strive after : ad-, ad- + petere, to seek; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
- apˈpe·tiˌtive adjective
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