What is another word for liking?

Pronunciation: [lˈa͡ɪkɪŋ] (IPA)

The word "liking" is frequently used to describe a positive feeling towards something or someone. However, in order to avoid repetition, it might be useful to learn some synonyms for "liking" that could be used interchangeably. A few examples include "affection," "fondness," "preference," "admiration," "attachment," "enjoyment," "appeal," "regard," "esteem," or "sympathy." These words convey slightly different shades of meaning, but they all suggest a positive attitude towards the object of one's attention. Depending on the context, choosing the right synonym could enhance the precision and variety of one's communication skills.

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What are the hypernyms for Liking?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Liking?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for liking (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for liking?

The word 'liking' usually means expressing positive affection or admiration towards someone or something. However, there are several antonyms for this word that express the opposite meaning. Some of the common antonyms for liking include dislike, disgust, hate, animosity, enmity, aversion, and loathing. Dislike refers to the absence of a positive feeling towards something, which may range from mild indifference to strong displeasure. On the other hand, hate refers to an intense feeling of hostility or extreme dislike towards someone or something. Aversion refers to a feeling of strong dislike or disinclination towards something or someone, while loathing indicates extreme disgust or repugnance towards someone or something.

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Usage examples for Liking

He had taken a strong liking to Leo and wished to get the boy a place.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
Mrs. Maule had no liking for a man on half terms.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
She is so dear that no one can help liking her.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester

Famous quotes with Liking

  • I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way.
    Mortimer Adler
  • The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
    Woody Allen
  • Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.
    Kevyn Aucoin
  • I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
    Jane Austen
  • English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did.
    Malcolm Bradbury

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