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Appetency

[APP-ə-dən-see]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, early 17th century

1.

A longing or desire.

2.

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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About Appetency

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.

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