- appetitive behavior,
Origin of appetite
Examples from the Web for appetite
To whet your appetite, you can relive that glorious moment (and watch other programs from the 2014 summit) here.
In “Cartoons and Cereal,” he sings, “Reminisce when I had the morning appetite/ Apple Jacks, had nothing that I hit the TV Guide.”
At the time of the flight she had “regained her appetite” and was able to walk with assistance as well.Was Flying Hero Doctor With Ebola to the U.S. the Wrong Call?|Abby Haglage|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition to headaches and restlessness, she had lost her appetite and a lot of weight.
The data show that when government is divided, congressional Republicans tend to control their appetite for more government.Assuming GOP Does Take the Senate, Dems Have Nothing to Fear|Veronique de Rugy|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many a patient can eat, if you can only "tempt his appetite."Notes on Nursing|Florence Nightingale
But his appetite had deserted him and strong tea and crackers sufficed him.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal|Wyndham Martyn
Put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.Familiar Quotations|John Bartlett
My appetite is constantly good, and as constantly improving;—that is, going on toward perfection.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages|William Andrus Alcott
But it looked to the youth like food that had been eaten, and he said that he had no appetite.The Norwegian Fairy Book|Clara Stroebe
Word Origin for appetite
c.1300, "craving for food," from Anglo-French appetit, Old French apetit (13c.) "appetite, desire, eagerness," from Latin appetitus "appetite," literally "desire toward," from appetitus, past participle of appetere "to long for, desire; strive for, grasp at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + petere "go to, seek out" (see petition (n.)).
Of other desires or cravings, from late 14c. As an adjective form, OED lists appetitious (1650s) and appetitual (1610s) as "obsolete," but appetitive (1570s) continues.
see whet one's appetite