penchant
[ pen-chuhnt ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Late 17th century; French; from French, ‘leaning, inclining’
Synonyms
noun
affection affinity propensity taste tendencyweakness
Antonyms
noun
antipathy disinclination dislikehate
Definition
nouna strong inclination, taste, or liking for something
Examples
nounThe family went on a ten day camping trip because they had a penchant for the great outdoors.
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