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appetite

ap·pe·tite

appetite

pronunciation:
ae p taIt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a desire to eat.
I lose my appetite when I'm under pressure.My grandmother has no appetite these days, and the doctor is worried that she's losing too much weight.
synonyms:
hunger
similar words:
craving, sweet tooth
definition 2: any physical desire or need.
Sexual appetite is thought to diminish with age.
synonyms:
carving, desire, hunger, longing, lust, thirst
similar words:
appetency, belly, need, want
definition 3: a strong inclination towards or longing for anything.
The young ruler had an appetite for power.
synonyms:
craving, desire, hunger, longing, lust, thirst, yearning, yen
similar words:
appetency, belly, inclination, need, penchant, proclivity, propensity, taste, want