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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Popular characterizations of Asians projected onto them economic abilities and appetencies associated with the stereotypical Jew.