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A definite liking; a strong inclination. See Synonyms at predilection.
[French, from present participle of pencher, to incline, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *pendicāre, from Latin pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
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a strong inclination or liking; bent or taste
[C17: from French, from pencher to incline, from Latin pendēre to be suspended]
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pen•chant(ˈpɛn tʃənt; (esp. Brit.) Fr. pɑ̃ˈʃɑ̃)
a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something.
[1665–75; < French, n. use of present participle of pencher to incline, lean < Vulgar Latin *pendicāre, derivative of Latin pendēre to hang]
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|Noun||1.||penchant - a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"|
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
acquired taste - a preference that is only acquired after considerable experience; "martinis are an acquired taste"
weakness - a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate"
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noun liking, taste, tendency, turn, leaning, bent, bias, inclination, affinity, disposition, fondness, propensity, predisposition, predilection, proclivity, partiality, proneness He had a penchant for playing jokes on people.
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penchant[ˌpɑ̃ːŋʃɑ̃ːŋ] N → predilección f (for por) → inclinación f (for hacia, por) to have a penchant for → tener predilección por
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n → Schwäche f → (for für), Vorliebe f → (for für)
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