appetencies


appetencies
n. longing, desire; natural tendency; chemical attraction

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Appetencies — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 reading.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appetency — /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] * * * …   Universalium

  • Character — • A consideration of the term as it is used in psychology and ethics Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Character     Character     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Happiness — • The primary meaning of this term in all the leading European languages seems to involve the notion of good fortune, good chance, good happening Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Happiness     Happiness …   Catholic encyclopedia

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

  • appetency — /ˈæpətənsi/ (say apuhtuhnsee) noun (plural appetencies) → appetence …   Australian English dictionary

  • appetency — [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… …   English World dictionary

  • appetency — 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: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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