• WordNet 3.6
    • n appetence a feeling of craving something "an appetite for life","the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Appetence A longing; a desire; especially an ardent desire; appetite; appetency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n appetence The act of seeking or craving after that which satisfies the affections, passions, or tastes; desire; inclination; propensity.
    • n appetence Specifically.
    • n appetence Strong natural craving for that which gratifies the senses; appetite; animal desire: as, “lustful appetence,”
    • n appetence A mental tendency toward an end; a volition or desire.
    • n appetence Instinctive inclination or natural tendency.
    • n appetence In inanimate things, material or chemical attraction or affinity. Synonyms See appetite.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. app├ętence,. See Appetency


In literature:

The pungent, appetizing smell of wild fowl greeted his nostrils.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The appetizing odor of the meat sharpened Helen's appetite even as she sipped the first of her coffee.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Our lack of salt was all that prevented the meal from being very appetizing.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
The food was not at all appetizing.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Bacon toasted this way and eaten when very hot has a peculiarly appetizing flavor.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
The appetizing power of beer and bitter ales is chiefly due to the hop or other bitter ingredients which they contain.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
He woke up feeling very well indeed, to enjoy an appetizing repast of chicken broth and custard.
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
Fetching this, he quickly had it spitted on a sliver of wood and broiling with appetizing odor over a tiny bed of coals.
"The Copper Princess" by Kirk Munroe
Few articles of food are more appetizing to the eye than the rich doughnut brown of a fine fried pie.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Then she ate the appetizing food that Phillida set before her.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston

In news:

Looking for an easy Easter appetizer recipe.
John Edward Young, a regular contributor to the Monitor's food pages, offered this appetizer in a Monitor article titled, "Appetizing hor d'ouevres" (Dec.
A salami requires anywhere from 20 to 120 days to cure, making it popular with chefs who want to put their house-made stamp on a rustic appetizer.
APPETIZING OPPORTUNITIES Fine weather has been touch and go so far, but Marin restaurants are up for seasonal changes.
Appetizers were served in the home of Sharon Tutterow, while the dinner and dessert was held in the home.
Chef-owner Matt McCallister celebrates beets in many forms in this $11 appetizer.
Cape Cod Rowing will hold its fourth annual Cape Cod Rowing Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser at Wimpy's Seafood Restaurant April 29 from 4-6 pm The event will feature outstanding appetizers and an exciting Silent Auction with many great items.
Roasted Vegetable & Herbed Polenta Stack Appetizer w/Smoked Tomato Puree and Basil Pesto.
12-14 appetizer servings, 4 oz.
Appetizers will be served and entertainment will be provided by Three Good Men.
Although this is popular as an appetizer, consider serving it on slices of Creole tomatoes or a bed of thinly sliced cucumbers as a main dish.
5-10pm daily Prices: Appetizers $7-$13, entrees $13-$28, desserts $5-$7.
Neither are appetizing at all.
Yogurt is the perfect summer kid food: nourishing, versatile, cooling and appetizing even when it's sweltering.
Versatile steam cooking is where today's cooks and chefs are turning for healthy, hot, appetizing meals.

In science:

As an example (and an appetizer for what is to come), consider the following situation.
Stochastic domination and weak convergence of conditioned Bernoulli random vectors
This section is more an appetizer and encouragement for future works than a complete treatment.
Theory of Zipf's Law and of General Power Law Distributions with Gibrat's law of Proportional Growth
The studies of Bose condensed hydrogen presented here constitute simply the appetizer in the feast of experiments to be carried out.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen