Having the quality of desiring gratification.

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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 — 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 …   Philosophy dictionary

  • 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 — 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

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