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Words used to describe someone's appetite

faddy

adjective

strongly liking some foods and disliking others, in a way that seems unreasonable

full

adjective

not wanting to eat any more because you have eaten a lot

gluttonous

adjective

eating or drinking much more than you need

greedy

adjective

wanting to eat or drink more food than you need

light

adjective

a light eater is someone who does not eat much food

piggy

adjective

someone who is piggy eats too much

replete

adjective

feeling that you do not want anything more to eat or drink

stuffed

adjective

someone who is stuffed has eaten until they feel full or ill

unquenchable

adjective

so strong that it cannot be satisfied

voracious

adjective

a voracious person or animal eats a large amount of food

faddiness

noun

someone’s eyes are bigger than their stomach/belly

used for saying that someone has taken more food than they can eat

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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