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 ?
When I began to have literary likings of my own, and to love certain books above others, the first authors of my heart were Goldsmith, Cervantes, and Irving.
Else why did I seek out so much for a pretty child, and a child quite to my liking? Wanting to do good, why not do it for its own sake, and put my tastes and likings by?'
Thus Louis XIII had a real liking for Treville--a royal liking, a self-interested liking, it is true, but still a liking.
"I am sorry," said the Fox, "the soup is not to your liking."
George Bartram -and he has called on me more than once -- the stronger my liking for him grows.
"On the drunken occasion in question (one of a large number, as you know), I was insufferable about liking you, and not liking you.
He had taken a liking to my vicious sister, and the Chatterer had come to tolerate him.
I don't believe he ever took a liking to anybody in his life."
This nobleman, who frequently visited Lady Bellaston, had more than once seen Sophia there, since her arrival in town, and had conceived a very great liking to her; which liking, as beauty never looks more amiable than in distress, Sophia had in this fright so encreased, that he might now, without any great impropriety, be said to be actually in love with her.
It was more from sympathy for a fellow-man than from any liking for the individual that I yielded.
If mother takes to people at the beginning, she's sure to get fond of 'em; but she's a strange way of not liking young women.