Acturience Ac*tu"ri*ence, n. [A desid. of L. agere, actum, to act.] Tendency or impulse to act. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Acturience, or desire of action, in one form or another, whether as restlessness, ennui, dissatisfaction, or the imagination of something desirable. --J. Grote. [1913 Webster]

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  • acturience — (ækˈtjʊərɪəns) [f. L. act ppl. stem of ag ĕre to act v., on analogy of esurient ad. L. ēsurient em pr. pple. of ēsurī re to hunger, desiderative of ĕd ere, ēs um to eat.] Desire to act. a 1880 Webster cites J. Grote …   Useful english dictionary

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