Definition of appetite in English:
- We can choose to satisfy out appetites with healthy food, eating when we are hungry and stopping when we are full.
- Just at this time he made a discovery that helped him satisfy their new appetite for solid food.
- These characters will do anything to satisfy their appetites, whether for food, drink, or sex.
- The strong appetite for a piece of Ireland was often shallow, faddish and dishonest.
- One had appetites and ambitions, talents and desires, capacities and potential, drive and vision, questions and curiosity.
- Rather something arouses us and accustoms our appetites and our desires to that which expands our longing.
Middle English: from Old French apetit (modern appétit), from Latin appetitus 'desire for', from appetere 'seek after', from ad- 'to' + petere 'seek'.
‘Seeking’ and ‘desire’ are involved in appetite, which comes via Old French from Latin appetitus ‘desire for’, from appetere ‘seek after’.
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