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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 of appetite hunger, belly, emptiness, famishment, munchies, stomachWords Related to appetite rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, voraciousness, voracity; malnutrition, starvation, undernourishment; craving, sweet tooth; famine, fast, hunger strike; gluttony, gourmandism, greed, hoggishnessNear Antonyms of appetite fill, fullness, glut, repleteness, repletion, satiation, satiety, satisfaction, surfeitAntonyms of appetite inappetence

  2. 2 a strong wish for something an appetite for adventure Synonyms of appetite appetency, desire, craving, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, jones [slang], letch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, thirstiness, urge, yearning, yenWords Related to appetite 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 of appetite 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 of appetite liking, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, useWords Related to appetite craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms of appetite apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms of appetite 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 of appetite eagerness, ardor, avidity, avidness, desirousness, enthusiasm, excitement, hunger, impatience, keenness, lust, thirstWords Related to appetite alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms of appetite casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms of appetite apathy, indifference



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