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.
Men must have appetite before they will eat.
It God had given to eagles an appetite to swim.
To gratify the vulgar appetite for the marvelous.
In all bodies there as an appetite of union.
Power being the natural appetite of princes.
☞ 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.