1. desire, want, need, yearning, longing, wish, wishfulness; craving, appetite, hunger, taste or thirst for, appetency.
2. drive, instinct, passion, lust, aphrodisia, Both Psychoanal. libido, id; inclination, predilection, penchant, predisposition; tendency, propensity, proclivity, leaning, bent.
3. affinity, partiality, bias, liking, affection, fondness, love; attraction, magnetism, lure, allurement, pull.

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  • appétence — [ apetɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1554; lat. appetentia ♦ Littér. Tendance qui porte l être vers ce qui peut satisfaire ses besoins, ses instincts, ses penchants naturels. ⇒ appétit, besoin, désir, envie. « une fiévreuse appétence de nouveauté » (Jaloux). ⊗… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • appetence — (n.) strong desire, c.1600, from Fr. appétence desire, from L. appetentia longing after something, noun of state from appetentem (nom. appetens), prp. of appetere, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + petere to seek, request (see …   Etymology dictionary

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

  • appetence — index predilection, predisposition, proclivity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appetence — APPETENCE. (On pr. les deux P.) s. f. Action d appéter. Il n est guère d usage qu en matière de Physique …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • appétence — (a ppé tan s ) s. f. Terme didactique. Sentiment particulier qui porte l animal à rechercher ce qui peut satisfaire les besoins de son organisme. SYNONYME    APPÉTENCE, APPÉTIT. Appétence est beaucoup plus général qu appétit, d abord parce qu il… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • appetence — appetent, adj. /ap i teuhns/, n. 1. intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite. 2. instinctive inclination or natural tendency. 3. material or chemical attraction or affinity. Also, appetency. [1600 10; appete (obs.) to seek for, long for ( …   Universalium

  • appetence — noun /ˈæpɪtəns/ the state or action of desiring or craving 1974: They had assumed the wild sweet freedom of jacking off in their inviolable privacy. Their appetence became resilient with repetition. (Davenport, Tatlin!) …   Wiktionary

  • appetence — ap•pe•tence [[t]ˈæp ɪ təns[/t]] also ap′pe•ten•cy n. pl. ten•ces also ten•cies 1) strong natural craving 2) material or chemical attraction • Etymology: 1600–10; (< F appétence) < L appetentia ap′pe•tent, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • appetence — noun Date: 1598 appetency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • APPÉTENCE — s. f. (On fait sentir les deux P.) T. didactique. Désir instinctif pour un objet quelconque …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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