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liking

[lahy-king] /ˈlaɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
preference, inclination, or favor:
to show a liking for privacy.
2.
pleasure or taste:
much to his liking.
3.
the state or feeling of a person who likes.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English līcung. See like2, -ing1
Related forms
overliking, noun
self-liking, adjective, noun
underliking, noun
Synonyms
1. leaning, propensity, predilection, partiality, fondness, affection.
Antonyms
1. antipathy.
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liking

/ˈlaɪkɪŋ/
noun
1.
the feeling of a person who likes; fondness
2.
a preference, inclination, or pleasure
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