[ ap-i-tuhns ]
/ ˈæp ɪ təns /
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intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite.
instinctive inclination or natural tendency.
material or chemical attraction or affinity.
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Origin of appetence
OTHER WORDS FROM appetenceap·pe·tent, adjective
Words nearby appetence
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Example sentences from the Web for appetence
Ergo, the terrestrial or the Life of Nature ever the shadow and opposite of the Divine is appropriative, absorbing appetence.Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
For perception in any subject is vain, unless it can desire, and appetence is useless, unless it can move.
British Dictionary definitions for appetence
/ (ˈæpɪtəns) /
noun plural -tences or -tencies
a natural craving or desire
a natural or instinctive inclination
an attraction or affinity
Word Origin for appetence
C17: from Latin appetentia, from appetere to crave
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