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 ?
Of course I did not perceive then that Irving's charm came largely from Cervantes and the other Spanish humorists yet unknown to me, and that he had formed himself upon them almost as much as upon Goldsmith, but I dare say that this fact had insensibly a great deal to do with my liking.
For instance, liking "Salvador Dali" or "meditation" revealed a high degree of "openness".
For instance, liking 'meditation' showed a high degree of openness.
from the construct Demands) the students responded to the Liking item "I liked / disliked the task difficulty.
He was tall for his age early and took a quick liking to the game.
As for the coy claims of liking Price's works for mysterious reasons, this take would seem to have more to do with the art-world rule that while you're supposed to know why you like a work, it's better to like something for phantom reasons than for unfashionable ones.
A second possible approach to solve the brand dilemma is that of "Brand Liking.
Numerous studies suggest that ad liking is one of the most important predictors of brand liking, second only to ingoing or prior brand attitude (see review by Thorson, 1991; Moore and Hutchinson, 1985; Lutz, 1985).
I tried (catching) and I got a lot of action and just started liking it.
I believe that this liking is a learned behavior--that I was taught not only to objectify women but to enjoy objectifying women.
The poorest performance was of an advertisement being liked by 55 percent, found interesting by only 11 percent, and 10 percent of all respondents both liking and judging it interesting.