appetency


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Synonyms for appetency

a strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure

Synonyms for appetency

a feeling of craving something

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nutrition, appetency, sensation, locomotion, and understanding.
Boucher has a calm discriminating appetency for the decorative qualities of the young female form of which he was a connoisseur; so greatly so that he pays as much attention to the dimples and lustrous plump knuckles of her hands and feet as he does to la belle poitrine and the curvaceous back.
This increased appetency for energy has led to growth in oil exploration, production and drilling activities and rise in crude oil and natural gas prices.
In contrast to the masculine, linear narrative desire Brooks describes as "the arousal that creates the narratable as a condition of tumescence, appetency, ambition, quest, and gives narrative a forward-looking intention" (103), feminist theory posits a lyric timelessness connected to women's bodies and feminine desire.