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penchant definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney" [syn: preference, penchant, predilection, taste]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from present participle of pencher to incline, from Vulgar Latin *pendicare, from Latin pendere to weigh Date: 1672 a strong and continued inclination; broadly liking Synonyms: see leaning

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an inclination or liking (has a penchant for old films). Etymology: F, pres. part. of pencher incline

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Penchant Pen`chant", n. (Card Playing) A game like b['e]zique, or, in the game, any queen and jack of different suits held together.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Penchant Pen`chant", n. [F., fr. pencher to bend, fr. (assumed) LL. pendicare, L. pendere. See Pendant.] Inclination; decided taste; bias; as, a penchant for art.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If someone has a penchant for something, they have a special liking for it or a tendency to do it. (FORMAL) ...a stylish woman with a penchant for dark glasses... = fondness N-SING: N for n/-ing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Fr.] Inclination, bent, propensity, proneness, proclivity, disposition, tendency, turn, leaning, predisposition, liking, fondness, predilection, taste, bias, propension.

Moby Thesaurus

a thing for, affinity, aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, cast, conatus, conduciveness, delight, diathesis, disposition, eagerness, fancy, fascination, favor, feeling for, fondness, inclination, inclining, leaning, liability, liking, mutual affinity, mutual attraction, partiality, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, sensitivity to, soft spot, susceptibility, sympathy, taste, tendency, tropism, turn, twist, warp, weakness, willingness



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