appetency

  • 1Appetency — Ap pe*ten*cy, n.; pl. {Appetencies}. [L. appetentia, fr. appetere to strive after, long for. See {Appetite}.] 1. Fixed and strong desire; esp. natural desire; a craving; an eager appetite. [1913 Webster] They had a strong appetency for reading.… …

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  • 2appetency — index desire, greed, predilection, predisposition, proclivity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3appetency — [ap′ətənsap′ə tən sē] n. pl. appetencies [L appetentia, a longing after < prp. of appetere: see APPETITE] 1. a strong desire; craving; appetite 2. Now Rare a) an instinctive tendency; propensity b) a natural attraction; affinity: Also… …

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  • 4appetency — noun (plural cies) Etymology: Latin appetentia, from appetent , appetens, present participle of appetere Date: 1611 a fixed and strong desire ; appetite • appetent adjective …

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  • 5appetency — an instinctive inclination or propensity in animals to perform certain actions, e.g. a male Betta splendens will display when sighting itself in a mirror …

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  • 6appetency — /ap i teuhn see/, n., pl. appetencies. appetence. [1620 30; < L appetentia a craving for, equiv. to appetent (s. of appetens, prp. of appetere; see APPETENCE) + ia IA; see ENCY] * * * …

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  • 7appetency — noun Strong desire; craving; powerful instinct. Syn: appetite, compulsion, craving …

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  • 8appetency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure: appetence, appetite, craving, desire, hunger, itch, longing, lust, thirst, wish, yearning, yen. See DESIRE …

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  • 9appetency — n. longing, desire; natural tendency; chemical attraction …

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  • 10appetency — [ apɪt(ə)nsi] (also appetence) noun (plural appetencies) rare a longing or desire. Origin C17: from L. appetentia, from appetere (see appetite) …

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  • 11appetency — n. See appetence …

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  • 12appetency — ap·pe·ten·cy …

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  • 13appetency — /ˈæpətənsi/ (say apuhtuhnsee) noun (plural appetencies) → appetence …

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  • 14appetency —   n. strong desire; craving; powerful instinct.    ♦ appetent, a …

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  • 15appetency — noun a feeling of craving something an appetite for life the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible Granville Hicks • Syn: ↑appetite, ↑appetence • Derivationally related forms: ↑appetent (for: ↑ …

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  • 16Appetencies — Appetency Ap pe*ten*cy, n.; pl. {Appetencies}. [L. appetentia, fr. appetere to strive after, long for. See {Appetite}.] 1. Fixed and strong desire; esp. natural desire; a craving; an eager appetite. [1913 Webster] They had a strong appetency for&#8230; …

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  • 17Psychology — • The science which treats of the soul and its operations Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Psychology     Psychology     † …

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  • 18ὀρέξει — ὄρεξις appetency fem nom/voc/acc dual (attic epic) ὀρέξεϊ , ὄρεξις appetency fem dat sg (epic) ὄρεξις appetency fem dat sg (attic ionic) ὀρέγω reach aor subj act 3rd sg (epic) ὀρέγω reach fut ind mid 2nd sg ὀρέγω reach fut ind act 3rd sg …

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  • 19Appetence — Ap pe*tence, n. [Cf. F. app[ e]tence. See {Appetency}.] A longing; a desire; especially an ardent desire; appetite; appetency. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 20Appetite — Ap pe*tite, n. [OE. appetit, F. app[ e]tit, fr. L. appetitus, fr. appetere to strive after, long for; ad + petere to seek. See {Petition}, and cf. {Appetence}.] 1. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.&#8230; …

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