a liking for

a taste for.
liking

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • have a liking for — index regard (hold in esteem) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Liking — Lik ing, n. 1. The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See {On liking}, below. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liking — [[t]la͟ɪkɪŋ[/t]] 1) N SING: with supp, oft N for n If you have a liking for something or someone, you like them. She had a liking for good clothes... He bought me records to encourage my liking for music... Mrs Jermyn took a great liking to him.… …   English dictionary

  • liking — lik|ing [ laıkıŋ ] noun singular a feeling of enjoying or liking something: liking for: He had a particular liking for science. for someone s liking if something is too expensive, too dark, etc. for someone s liking, they do not like it because… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • liking — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ particular, special, strong ▪ Brian had taken a strong liking to him. ▪ immediate, instant …   Collocations dictionary

  • liking — lik|ing [ˈlaıkıŋ] n 1.) liking for sb/sth formal when you like someone or something ▪ Jim and Keith had a liking and respect for each other. ▪ She s developed a liking for theatre. 2.) take a liking to sb/sth to begin to like someone or something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • liking — n. 1) to take a liking to 2) to develop a liking for 3) to one s liking (that is not to my liking) * * * [ laɪkɪŋ] to develop a liking for to take a liking to to one s liking (that is not to my liking) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • liking — UK [ˈlaɪkɪŋ] / US noun [singular] a feeling of enjoying or liking something liking for: He had a particular liking for science subjects. • for someone s liking take a liking to to someone s liking …   English dictionary

  • liking — [ˈlaɪkɪŋ] noun [singular] a feeling of enjoying something a liking for science subjects[/ex] • for sb s liking if something is too expensive, too dark etc for someone s liking, they do not like it because it is too expensive, too dark etc[/ex]… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • liking — noun 1 have a liking for sth formal to like something: a liking for chocolate 2 take a liking to sb to like someone you have just met 3 to your liking formal being just what you wanted: I hope everything in the suite was to your liking, Sir …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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