appetence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French appétence, from Latin appetentia, from appetere (seek after), from ad + petere (seek).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

appetence (uncountable)

  1. the state or action of desiring or craving
    1974: They had assumed the wild sweet freedom of jacking off in their inviolable privacy. Their appetence became resilient with repetition. (Davenport, Tatlin!)