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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.
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liking

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

(ˈlaɪ kɪŋ)

n.
preference; taste: a liking for popular music.
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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"
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liking

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liking

noun
1. The condition of being closely tied to another by affection or faith:
2. A desire for a particular thing or activity:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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?
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Through performing arts, oral and written literature, and her everyday life, Liking satisfies what critic Irene Assiba d'Almeida calls "the need for a female perspective in responding to the demands of development and modernity." (14) The pillars of a matriarchal culture are essential to Liking's work as she has founded her Village Ki-yi on African principles of community, solidarity, and complementarity.
As to hypothesis 4b, it turns out that there are important differences between the courses both with regard to Independence (p<.001, [eta.sup.2] = .160) and with regard to Liking Independence (p<.001, [eta.sup.2] = .252) (see table 1 for the values); however, no systematic effect related, e.g., with the topic of the courses could be found.
her perfect female flesh can rub against a fabulous inventory of animal textures"), when he admits to liking the work because it's luscious and nasty and makes one feel luscious and nasty for liking it.