Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
A longing or desire.
A natural tendency or affinity.
Examples of Appetency in a sentence
"Pickles and ice cream were the strangest appetency that popped up during her pregnancy."
"My grandfather always had an appetency for woodworking and carving."
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The Latin verb “appetere,” meaning to seek after, is the root of both appetency and appetite. In addition to the definition of a hunger, appetency also means a natural inclination for something. If you have an appetency for cooking, you might want to consider culinary school.
Did you Know?
One definition of appentency, a longing or desire, is a synonym for appetite, but it has more of a strong craving attached to it. If you use appetency instead of appetite, there is probably an emotional hunger associated with your desire.