ap·pe·tite /ˈæpəˌtaɪt/ 名詞
1. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.
The object of appetite it whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek. --Hooker.
2. Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
Men must have appetite before they will eat. --Buckle.
3. Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
It God had given to eagles an appetite to swim. --Jer. Taylor.
To gratify the vulgar appetite for the marvelous. --Macaulay.
4. Tendency; appetency. [Obs.]
In all bodies there as an appetite of union. --Bacon.
5. The thing desired. [Obs.]
Power being the natural appetite of princes. --Swift.
Note: ☞ In old authors, appetite is followed by to or of, but regularly it should be followed by for before the object; as, an appetite for pleasure.
Syn: -- Craving; longing; desire; appetency; passion.
n : a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the
object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as
possible"- Granville Hicks [syn: appetency, appetence]