Historical Examples

Here he yields nothing, as he owes nothing, to that appetency which binds him to the natural world.
The Approach to Philosophy Ralph Barton Perry

We shall adopt the word “appetency” to designate the Mentation in plant-life.
Dynamic Thought William Walker Atkinson

Many young animals evidence little or nothing more than “appetency” in suckling.
Dynamic Thought William Walker Atkinson

The church of Durham, he said, was the great object of their appetency.
The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. E. Farr and E. H. Nolan

appetency, ap′pet-ens-i, n. a seeking after: craving or appetite: desire, especially sensual desire—also Ap′petence.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

This is the reason why beauty is to all creatures an object of appetency, of desire and of love.
Delsarte System of Oratory Various

It is from the combination and the workings of these wonderful powers that appetency, desires, aversions, and volition arise.
Curiosities of Medical Experience J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

If the word veut has suggested the doctrine of appetency in meaning has been pushed too far by the critics of Lamarck.
Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution Alpheus Spring Packard

The doctrine of appetency attributed to Lamarck is without foundation.
Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution Alpheus Spring Packard


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    intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite. instinctive inclination or natural tendency. material or chemical attraction or affinity. Historical Examples The sentient spirit, that to which transmigratory conditions pertain, is also of two kinds, the appetent and non-appetent. The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya The appetent is the spirit associated with an organism and organs; the non-appetent is […]

  • Appetite

    a desire for food or drink: I have no appetite for lunch today. a desire to satisfy any bodily need or craving. a desire or liking for something; fondness; taste: an appetite for power; an appetite for pleasure. Contemporary Examples At the time of the flight she had “regained her appetite” and was able to […]

  • Appetitive behavior

    activity that increases the likelihood of satisfying a specific need, as restless searching for food by a hungry predator (distinguished from ).

  • Appetitive

    pertaining to . Historical Examples Lastly, all special kinds of acts belong either to the appetitive or to the cognoscitive faculties. On Prayer and The Contemplative Life St. Thomas Aquinas We also find the Platonic division into appetitive, spirited and rational. A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy Isaac Husik The two steeds really correspond in […]

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