- Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
- Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
- If God had given to eagles an to swim. --Jer. Taylor.
- To gratify the vulgar for the marvelous. --Macaulay.
- The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.
- The object of is whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek. --Hooker.
Etymology: Old English appetit, French appétit, from Latin appetitus, from appetere to strive after, long for; ad + petere to seek. See Petition, and compare with Appetence.
- French: appétit(fr)
- German: Appetit
- Spanish: apetito(es)
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