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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.]
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


A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
References in classic literature ?
For some months I had been ill in health, but was now convalescent, and, with returning strength, found myself in one of those happy moods which are so precisely the converse of ennui - moods of the keenest appetency, when the film from the mental vision departs - the "PL> 0 BDT ,B­,L - and the intellect, electrified, surpasses as greatly its every-day condition, as does the vivid yet candid reason of Leibnitz, the mad and flimsy rhetoric of Gorgias.
Two human beings are like globes, which can touch only in a point, and whilst they remain in contact, all other points of each of the spheres are inert; their turn must also come, and the longer a particular union lasts the more energy of appetency the parts not in union acquire.
appetency whereof a multitude of gustible condiments conspire, being