Synonyms and Antonyms of preference
1 a person or thing that is preferred over others <my preference is soul music> Synonyms darling, fave, minion, pet, favorite, speedRelated Words beloved, dear, sweetheart; jewel, prize, treasureNear Antonyms abomination, anathema, bête noire, bugbear
2 positive regard for something <a preference for cool weather> Synonyms appetite, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, liking, relish, shine, taste, useRelated Words craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike
3 the power, right, or opportunity to choose <he was promised his preference when the time came to repaint his bedroom> Synonyms alternative, discretion, druthers [dialect], election, liberty, option, pick, choice, selection, volition, wayRelated Words determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment (or judgement), perspicacityNear Antonyms coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice
4 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position <a long-sought preference to the position of naval commander> Synonyms ascent, creation, elevation, advancement, preferment, promotion, rise, upgrade, upgradingRelated Words aggrandizement, ennoblement, exaltation, glorification, magnificationNear Antonyms deposition, dethronement, discharge, dismissal, expulsion, impeachment, ouster, overthrow, removal, suspension, unmaking, unseating; downfall, fallAntonyms abasement, comedown, degradation, demotion, disrating, downgrade, reduction
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