intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite.
instinctive inclination or natural tendency.
material or chemical attraction or affinity.
- Also appetency.
- ap·pe·tent, adjective
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How to use appetence in a sentence
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
a natural craving or desire
a natural or instinctive inclination
an attraction or affinity
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