Simple Definition of appetite
: a physical desire for food
: a desire or liking for something
Examples of appetite
He has a healthy appetite.
Some common symptoms are tiredness, nausea, and loss of appetite.
I had no appetite and couldn't sleep.
Origin of appetite
Middle English apetit, from Anglo-French, from Latin appetitus, from appetere to strive after, from ad- + petere to go to — more at feather
First Known Use: 14th century
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