- pertaining to appetite.
Origin of appetitive
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Examples from the Web for appetitive
Prayer, then, is desire; but desire is an act of the appetitive powers.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
We also find the Platonic division into appetitive, spirited and rational.
He has the spirited power and the appetitive like other animals.
The first movement of will and of any appetitive faculty (virtus) is amor.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
The rational soul is like a king; the animal soul is like an official before the king, rebuking the appetitive soul.