• (America, British) IPA: /ˈæp.ə.taɪt/


  1. Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
  2. Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
    • If God had given to eagles an appetite to swim.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 9, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  3. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.
    • The object of appetite is whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek.
  4. A taste, preference.
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  • Russian: жа́жда

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