penchant
[ pen-chuhnt ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 17th century; French from French, ‘leaning, inclining’
Synonyms
  • affection
  • affinity
  • propensity
  • taste
  • tendency
  • weakness
Antonyms
  • antipathy
  • disinclination
  • dislike
  • hate
Definition
a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something
Example
The family went on a ten day camping trip because they had a penchant for the great outdoors.
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