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appetite

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of appetite

  1. 1 a need or desire for food <don't eat before dinner, as it will spoil your appetite> Synonyms hunger, belly, emptiness, famishment, munchies, stomachRelated Words rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, voraciousness, voracity; malnutrition, starvation, undernourishment; craving, sweet tooth; famine, fast, hunger strike; gluttony, gourmandism, greed, hoggishnessNear Antonyms fill, fullness, glut, repleteness, repletion, satiation, satiety, satisfaction, surfeitAntonyms inappetence

  2. 2 a strong wish for something <an appetite for adventure> Synonyms appetency, desire, craving, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, jones [slang], letch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, thirstiness, urge, yearning, yenRelated Words compulsion, impulse, impulsion, will, zeal; liking, love, taste, weakness; eagerness, impatience; want, wish; necessity, need, requirement; obsession; acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, greed, greediness, rapaciousness, rapacity; cacoëthes, maniaNear Antonyms abhorrence, abomination, allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, distaste, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; apathy, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  3. 3 positive regard for something <his girlfriend has expensive appetites> Synonyms liking, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, useRelated Words craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike

  4. 4 urgent desire or interest <an athlete with an appetite for in-your-face competition> Synonyms eagerness, ardor, avidity, avidness, desirousness, enthusiasm, excitement, hunger, impatience, keenness, lust, thirstRelated Words alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms apathy, indifference




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