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1. An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
2. A strong wish or urge: an appetite for learning.
3. A collective demand: America's appetite for fossil fuels.

[Middle English apetit, from Old French, from Latin appetītus, strong desire, from past participle of appetere, to strive after : ad-, ad- + petere, to seek; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′pe·ti′tive (ăp′ĭ-tī′tĭv, ə-pĕt′ĭ-tĭv) adj.
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Adj.1.appetitive - of or relating to appetiteappetitive - of or relating to appetite; "appetitive needs"
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On the face of it we might take this either appetitively, as referring to laws which serve the rulers' material advantage, or thumoeidically, as referring to the constitutional laws which maintain their rule.