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1. appetite

noun. ['ˈæpəˌtaɪt'] a feeling of craving something.

Synonyms

  • sweet tooth
  • appetence
  • stomach
  • craving

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • disinclination

Etymology

  • appetit (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • apetit (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Appetite

  • apatite

Example sentences of the word appetite


1. Noun, singular or mass
If your cat is constipated and has a decreased appetite, take her to the vet.

2. Adverb
Fiber in natural fructose sources, like sweet corn, suppresses appetite by filling your stomach.

3. Adjective
If your pet shows symptoms of fever, wheezing or loss of appetite contact your veterinarian.

Quotes containing the word appetite


1. If music be the food of love, play on,Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,The appetite may sicken, and so die.
- William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

2. That dress…was a very, very good decision. I could write an entire poem on the virtues of your legs alone. You are a feast for the senses.” I laughed. “I don’t know about a feast. Maybe just an hors d'oeuvre.” He took my hand and wrapped it around his arm. “Not an hors d'oeuvre. The dessert. And I plan to spoil my appetite.
- Colleen Houck

3. The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie.It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite forheaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is notthe X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality wedrink in every night.
- John Piper, A Hunger for God

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