liking


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lik·ing

 (lī′kĭng)
n.
1. A feeling of attraction or love; fondness: The dog has taken a liking you.
2. Preference or taste: The climate here is not to my liking.

liking

(ˈlaɪkɪŋ)
n
1. the feeling of a person who likes; fondness
2. a preference, inclination, or pleasure

lik•ing

(ˈlaɪ kɪŋ)

n.
preference; taste: a liking for popular music.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
fondness, partiality, fancy - a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
enchantment, enthrallment, fascination, captivation - a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
penchant, preference, taste, predilection - a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
mysophilia - abnormal attraction to filth
inclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
friendliness - a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company
approval - a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
admiration, esteem - a feeling of delighted approval and liking
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"

liking

liking

noun
1. The condition of being closely tied to another by affection or faith:
2. A desire for a particular thing or activity:
Translations
ذَوْق، هَوى، رَغْبَه، رِضامَيْل، رَغْبَه
chuťzáliba
forkærlighed forsmag
tetszés
mætur, dálætismekkur, e-î sem manni geîjast
düşkünlükhoşnutlukmemnuniyetsevme

liking

[ˈlaɪkɪŋ] N (for thing) → gusto m (for por) → afición f (for a) (for person) → simpatía f, aprecio m (LAm)
to have a liking for sthser aficionado or tener afición a algo
to have a liking for sbtener simpatía a algn
to be to sb's likingser del gusto de algn
to take a liking to sth/to doing sthtomar or coger gusto a algo/a hacer algo
to take a liking to sbtomar or coger simpatía a algn
it's too strong for my likingpara mí es demasiado fuerte, es demasiado fuerte para mi gusto

liking

[ˈlaɪkɪŋ] n
(= taste) → goût m
to have a liking for sth → avoir un goût pour qch
to be to sb's liking → être au goût de qn
Was the temperature to their liking? → La température était-elle à leur goût?
to be more to sb's liking → être plus au goût de qn
to be more to sb's liking than
London was more to his liking than Rome → Londres lui plaisait plus que Rome.
for my liking → à mon goût
It's too big for my liking → C'est trop grand à mon goût.
for their liking → à leur goût
He had become too powerful for their liking → Il était devenu trop puissant à leur goût.
(= affection) → affection f, penchant m
to take a liking to sb → se prendre d'affection pour qn
Mrs Jermyn took a great liking to him → Mme Jermyn s'était prise d'une grande affection pour lui.

liking

n
(for particular person) → Zuneigung f; (for types) → Vorliebe f; to have a liking for somebodyZuneigung für jdn empfinden, jdn gernhaben; she took a liking to himsie mochte ihn (gut leiden), er war ihr sympathisch
(for thing) → Vorliebe f; to have a liking for somethingeine Vorliebe für etw haben; to take a liking to somethingeine Vorliebe für etw bekommen; to be to somebody’s likingnach jds Geschmack sein; she asks too many questions for my likingfür meinen Geschmack stellt sie zu viele Fragen

liking

[ˈlaɪkɪŋ] n (for person) → simpatia; (for thing) → predilezione f
to have a liking for sb/sth → avere un debole per qn/qc
to be to sb's liking → essere di gusto or gradimento di qn
to take a liking to sb → prendere qn in simpatia
to take a liking to sth/to doing sth → scoprire il piacere di qc/di fare qc
is the meal to your liking? → è di tuo gradimento il pranzo?

like2

(laik) verb
1. to be pleased with; to find pleasant or agreeable. I like him very much; I like the way you've decorated this room.
2. to enjoy. I like gardening.
ˈlik(e)able adjective
(of a person) agreeable and attractive.
ˈliking noun
1. a taste or fondness (for). He has too great a liking for chocolate.
2. satisfaction. Is the meal to your liking?
should/would like
want. I would like to say thank you; Would you like a cup of tea?
take a liking to
to begin to like. I've taken a liking to him.
References in classic literature ?
Doctor Parcival had a liking for the boy, George Willard.
Shimerda's soul were lingering about in this world at all, it would be here, in our house, which had been more to his liking than any other in the neighbourhood.
Seat yourself on the log; and my life on it, he can soon make a natural fool of you, and that well to your liking.
But, with all his oddities, he is a quiet kind of a person, and has such a way of taking hold of one's mind, that, without exactly liking him (for I don't know enough of the young man), I should be sorry to lose sight of him entirely.
Old Governor Bellingham would come grimly forth, with his King James' ruff fastened askew, and Mistress Hibbins, with some twigs of the forest clinging to her skirts, and looking sourer than ever, as having hardly got a wink of sleep after her night ride; and good Father Wilson too, after spending half the night at a death-bed, and liking ill to be disturbed, thus early, out of his dreams about the glorified saints.
I put out my hand to her and she took it; I held her hard a little, liking to feel her close to me.
This gentleman took a great liking to me, and after trying me several times with the saddle he prevailed upon my master to sell me to a friend of his, who wanted a safe, pleasant horse for riding.
And so he went a-mooning on and on, liking to hear himself talk, and every little while he fetched in his funeral orgies again, till the duke he couldn't stand it no more; so he writes on a little scrap of paper, "OBSEQUIES, you old fool," and folds it up, and goes to goo-gooing and reaching it over people's heads to him.
Elton, a young man living alone without liking it, the privilege of exchanging any vacant evening of his own blank solitude for the elegancies and society of Mr.
That good lady, however, saw only that Marianne had received a letter from Willoughby, which appeared to her a very good joke, and which she treated accordingly, by hoping, with a laugh, that she would find it to her liking.
I felt a conscientious solicitude for Adele's welfare and progress, and a quiet liking for her little self: just as I cherished towards Mrs.
Not liking to show him that I had heard the conflict, I continued my toilette rather noisily, looked at my watch, and soliloquised on the length of the night: 'Not three o'clock yet