1 a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation" [syn: preference, orientation]
2 a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney" [syn: preference, penchant, taste]
- Condition of favoring
or liking; tendency
- 1987, Edwin M. Yoder Jr., "Lewis Powell a Fine Sense of
Balance," Washington Post, 29 Jun.,
- But for him the first rule of judging was to set aside personal predilection and vote the law and the facts.
- 2000, Terry McCarthy, "Lost Generation," Time Asia, 23 Oct.,
- ... youth’s predilection for revolt.
- 2001, Marina Cantacuzino, "On deadly ground," The Guardian, 13
- Wilson doesn’t see any inconsistency between his socialism and his predilection for the high life.
- 1987, Edwin M. Yoder Jr., "Lewis Powell a Fine Sense of Balance," Washington Post, 29 Jun.,
- Dutch: neiging, voorkeur, voorliefde
- Finnish: mieltymys
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