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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

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
Bill Cosby

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

Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs.
Leonardo da Vinci

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