appetite


appetite
01. I didn't have much [appetite] when I was sick, but now that I'm feeling better, I'm starving.
02. My son does a lot of sports, so he has quite an [appetite]. He can empty our fridge in a single meal!
03. The meal the children made didn't look very [appetizing], but it tasted pretty good.
04. Americans' [appetite] for wine has increased significantly over the last few years.
05. My favorite bar offers free [appetizers], like chicken wings, on Friday nights.
06. The food at that restaurant tastes excellent, and is [appetizingly] arranged on your plate, as well.
07. Beef is generally dyed red in order to make it more [appetizing] looking.
08. Aristotle once noted that every action is due to one or other of seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reasoning, anger, or [appetite].
09. Singer Madonna once said that everyone thinks she has an incredible sexual [appetite], but in truth, she would rather read a book.
10. There is a Polish proverb which observes that a good [appetite] needs no sauce.
11. According to acupuncturists, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your [appetite].
12. I lost my [appetite] for meat after seeing a television program about the treatment of animals on some farms.
13. Health experts advise that you should always believe a small child who indicates he or she has swallowed something, no matter how [unappetizing] the substance may appear.
14. We worked up quite an [appetite] moving furniture all day, so by the time supper arrived we were ready for a big meal.

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  • Appetite — • A tendency, an inclination, or direction Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Appetite     Appetite     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Appetite — Ap pe*tite, n. [OE. appetit, F. app[ e]tit, fr. L. appetitus, fr. appetere to strive after, long for; ad + petere to seek. See {Petition}, and cf. {Appetence}.] 1. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appetite — (n.) c.1300, craving for food, from Anglo Fr. appetit, O.Fr. apetit (13c.) appetite, desire, eagerness, from L. appetitus appetite, lit. desire toward, from appetitus, pp. of appetere to long for, desire; strive for, grasp at, from ad to (see AD… …   Etymology dictionary

  • appetite — ► NOUN 1) a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food. 2) a liking or inclination: my appetite for study had gone. DERIVATIVES appetitive adjective. ORIGIN Latin appetitus desire for , from appetere seek after …   English terms dictionary

  • appetite — [ap′ə tīt΄] n. [OFr apetit < L appetitus, eager desire for < appetere, to strive after < ad , to + petere, desire: see FEATHER] 1. a desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some …   English World dictionary

  • appetite — index desire, penchant, predilection, predisposition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appetite — *desire, lust, passion, urge Analogous words: hungering or hunger, thirsting or thirst, yearning, longing (see LONG vb): craving, wishing, coveting (see DESIRE vb): impulse, spring, *motive: *cupidity, greed Contrasted words: abnegation, self… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appetite — [n] desire for food, worldly goods appetence, appetency, appetition, big eyes*, craving, demand, fondness, gluttony, greed, hankering, hunger, inclination, itch*, liking, longing, lust, passion, penchant, proclivity, propensity, ravenousness,… …   New thesaurus

  • appetite — noun 1 desire for food ADJECTIVE ▪ big, enormous, gargantuan, good, healthy, hearty, huge, insatiable, large, ravenous …   Collocations dictionary

  • Appetite — The appetite is the desire to eat food, felt as hunger. Appetite exists in all higher lifeforms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. It is regulated by a close interplay between the digestive tract, adipose… …   Wikipedia

  • appetite — /ap i tuyt /, n. 1. a desire for food or drink: I have no appetite for lunch today. 2. a desire to satisfy any bodily need or craving. 3. a desire or liking for something; fondness; taste: an appetite for power; an appetite for pleasure. [1275… …   Universalium