Thursday, April 29, 2004
predilection noun [preh-d'l-EK-shun; pree-] A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.
Definitions for predilection
- A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.
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Citations for predilection
Wilson doesn't see any inconsistency between his socialism and his predilection for the high life.
By his own account, Mr. Kuhn was a rebellious young man. Among Harvard music majors, he said, his predilection for jazz marked him as a black sheep.
Origin of predilection
Predilection is at root "a liking before," from Latin prae-, "before" + diligere, "to choose; hence to prefer, to like very well."