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  1. appetencynoun

    Synonyms:
    craving, compulsion, appetite

  2. appetencynoun

    Strong desire; craving; powerful instinct.

    Synonyms:
    craving, compulsion, appetite

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. appetency

    Appetite is used only of the demands of the physical system, unless otherwise expressly stated, as when we say an appetite for knowledge; passion includes all excitable impulses of our nature, as anger, fear, love, hatred, etc. Appetite is thus more animal than passion; and when we speak of passions and appetites as conjoined or contrasted, we think of the appetites as wholly physical and of the passions as, in part at least, mental or spiritual. We say an appetite for food, a passion for fame. Compare DESIRE.

    Compare ANTIPATHY.

    Synonyms:
    appetite, craving, desire, disposition, impulse, inclination, liking, longing, lust, passion, proclivity, proneness, propensity, relish, thirst, zest

    Antonyms:
    antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, disrelish, distaste, hatred, indifference, loathing, repugnance, repulsion

    Preposition:
    He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. appetite, appetency, appetencenoun

    a feeling of craving something

    "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks

    Synonyms:
    appetence, appetite

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. appetencynoun

    Synonyms:
    appetite, strong desire

  2. appetencynoun

    Synonyms:
    tendency, inclination, leaning, bent, disposition, propensity, fondness, liking, PENCHANT

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