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Definition of Appetite


  1. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.
  2. Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
  3. Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
  4. Tendency; appetency.
  5. The thing desired.

Appetite Quotations

'Sex' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
Marquis de Sade

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
Leo Tolstoy

I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
Lord Byron

Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.

Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands.
Ivan Pavlov
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Appetite Translations

appetite in Danish is appetit
appetite in Dutch is graagte, eetlust, hongerigheid, trek
appetite in Finnish is ruokahalu
appetite in German is Appetit {m}
appetite in Italian is appetito
appetite in Latin is orexis
appetite in Portuguese is apetite
appetite in Spanish is apetito, gana
appetite in Swedish is aptit, matlust
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