What is another word for predilection?

Pronunciation: [pɹˌiːdɪlˈɛkʃən] (IPA)

Predilection is defined as a preference or liking for something. It is a word that is often used in literature, but in everyday language, there are many other words that can be used to convey the same meaning. Some synonyms for predilection include fondness, inclination, liking, interest, penchant, preference, predisposition, proclivity, and taste. Depending on the context, any of these words can be used to accurately express someone's liking or preference for something. For example, instead of saying "She has a predilection for spicy food," you could say "She has a penchant for spicy food" or "She has a proclivity for spicy food".

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    • Noun, singular or mass
      favourite, fondness.

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What are the opposite words for predilection?

Predilection refers to a strong liking or preference for something, often based on personal taste and experiences. Antonyms for this word would include aversion, dislike, hatred, loathing, and repulsion. Aversion means a strong feeling of dislike or unwillingness to participate in something. Dislike refers to a more general feeling of not enjoying or appreciating something. Hatred is an intense feeling of dislike that can stem from a personal or ideological conflict. Loathing implies a revulsion or disgust towards something or someone. Repulsion describes a strong sense of disgust that leads to avoidance or rejection of something. All of these antonyms emphasize a negative response or attitude towards the object of discussion.

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Usage examples for Predilection

Without ever expressing himself, for there was no need, he had conceived a strong predilection for the Oriental.
William McFee
His political likes and dislikes are thrown into the scale, but his predilection for the mob is considered to have turned it.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Though she had probably no idea that she was herself destined to become one of the great masters of fiction, she had evidently a special predilection for works of that kind, noticeable because hitherto her bent might have appeared almost exclusively towards philosophy.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind

Famous quotes with Predilection

  • A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development.
    Thomas M. Disch
  • Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
    Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • Moreover she, and Clare also, stood as yet on the debatable land between predilection and love; where no profundities have been reached; no reflections have set in, awkwardly inquiring, "Whither does this new current tend to carry me? What does it mean to my future? How does it stand towards my past?"
    Thomas Hardy
  • Hence the one-sided errors—ces erreurs d'idée fixe—which we cannot escape when we stand too near to one or the other party; either deceives, yet does it unaware, and we confide most willingly in those who think as we do. But if we are by chance of such indifferent nature that we, without special predilection, keep in continual intercourse with all, then we are bewildered by the perfect self-confidence of either party, and our judgement is neutralised in the most depressing manner.
    Heinrich Heine
  • Tagore claims that the first time he experienced the thrill of poetry was when he encountered the children’s rhyme ‘’ (‘Rain falls / The leaf trembles') in Iswarchandra Vidyasagar’s Bengali primer (Introducing the Alphabet). There are at least two revealing things about this citation. The first is that, as Bengali scholars have remarked, Tagore’s memory, and predilection, lead him to misquote and rewrite the lines. The actual rhyme is in , or ‘high’ Bengali: ‘’ (‘Rain falleth / the leaf trembleth’). This is precisely the sort of diction that Tagore chose for the English , which, with its thees and thous, has so tried our patience. Yet, as a Bengali poet, Tagore’s instinct was to simplify, and to draw language closer to speech. The other reason the lines of the rhyme are noteworthy, especially with regard to Tagore, is – despite their deceptively logical progression – their non-consecutive character. ‘Rain falls’ and ‘the leaf trembles’ are two independent, stand-alone observations: they don’t necessarily have to follow each other. It’s a feature of poetry commented upon by William Empson in : that it’s a genre that can get away with seamlessly joining two lines which are linked, otherwise, tenuously.
    Amit Chaudhuri

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