Pertaining to appetites; our appetitive nature is our nature in respect of our appetites and desires. Appetition in the philosophy of Leibniz is the quasi-psychological nisus making up the principle of change in monads.

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  • Appetitive — Ap pe*ti tive, a. [Cf. F. app[ e]titif.] Having the quality of desiring gratification; as, appetitive power or faculty. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appetitive — appetite ► NOUN 1) a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food. 2) a liking or inclination: my appetite for study had gone. DERIVATIVES appetitive adjective. ORIGIN Latin appetitus desire for , from appetere seek after …   English terms dictionary

  • appetitive — adjective of or relating to appetite appetitive needs • Pertains to noun: ↑appetite …   Useful english dictionary

  • appetitive — adjective see appetite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appetitive — /ap i tuy tiv/, adj. pertaining to appetite. [1570 80; APPETITE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • appetitive — adjective Having the quality of desiring gratification …   Wiktionary

  • appetitive — ap·pet·i·tive (ə petґĭ tiv″) characterized by approach, or exciting approach behavior; said of stimuli or behavior. Cf. aversive …   Medical dictionary

  • appetitive — adj. pertaining to the appetite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • appetitive — ap·pet·i·tive …   English syllables

  • appetitive — /əˈpɛtətɪv/ (say uh petuhtiv), /ˈæpətaɪtɪv/ (say apuhtuytiv) adjective relating to appetite …   Australian English dictionary