appetency

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ap·pe·ten·cy

(ăp′ĭ-tən-sē)
n. pl. ap·pe·ten·cies
1. A strong craving or desire: "He spoke in words shot through with appetency as storm clouds are pierced with lightning" (Christopher John Farley).
2. A natural propensity or affinity.

[Latin appetentia, from appetēns, appetent-, present participle of appetere, to strive after; see appetite.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appetency - a feeling of craving somethingappetency - a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks
craving - an intense desire for some particular thing
stomach - an appetite for food; "exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner"
sweet tooth - a strong appetite for sweet food
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appetency

noun
A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
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Et va-t-on rester ainsi dans l'expectative de la determination du gouvernement a agir pour sortir le pays du cercle non vertueux de l'endettement qui ne fait que s'agrandir, de la crise annoncee et non assumee que connaissent les caisses de compensation et de retraite, de la reforme de la justice qui traEne, de la reforme fiscale dont on ne sait plus quoi dire, de la modernisation de l'administration pour se servir des competences au lieu de servir les appetences de certains au profit et au parasitisme socio-economique, etc.
Je campe le personnage d'une veuve qui assouvit les appetences quotidiennes de sa petite famille.