liking

noun
lik·​ing | \ ˈlī-kiŋ How to pronounce liking (audio) \

Definition of liking

: favorable regard : fondness, taste had a greater liking for law— E. M. Coulter took a liking to the newcomer

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Examples of liking in a Sentence

I have a liking for dark chocolate.

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And if a certain stop on the tour isn’t to your liking, well, too bad. Nikhil Sonnad, Quartz, "To get the most out of your next trip, travel like a reporter," 6 July 2019 Finding the outfield more to her liking, the blindfolded Mia darted with glee toward the sound of ball beeps in her zone. Sara Cardine, latimes.com, "Blind, sighted lovers of America’s pastime take a swing at beep baseball," 13 June 2019 His older brother, Darren, garnered a trio of CIF state titles at La Costa Canyon High in Carlsbad (cross country; 1,600; 3,200) and discovered a liking to the steeplechase at Georgetown, an NCAA runner-up as a fifth-year senior in 2017. Vytas Mazeika, The Mercury News, "From worst nightmare to NCAA champion on final straightaway," 12 June 2019 Last year, amid record rainfall across the Mid-Atlantic, the fish turned up in places where waters were usually thought to be too salty for their liking, including near the mouths of rivers and in the main stem of the Chesapeake. Christina Tkacik, Washington Post, "As blue catfish multiply in Chesapeake Bay, watermen pursue new catch," 10 June 2019 Last year, amid record rainfall across the Mid-Atlantic, the fish turned up in places where waters were usually thought to be too salty for their liking, including near the mouths of rivers and in the main stem of the Chesapeake itself. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "As blue catfish multiply in Chesapeake Bay, watermen pursue new catch — and restaurants offer new delicacy," 7 June 2019 In what seemed a message aimed at the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized the two confrontational tactics that Trump has threatened to employ if negotiators can’t craft a border security accord to his liking. Andrew Taylor, The Seattle Times, "GOP leaders signal no taste for renewing shutdown over wall," 29 Jan. 2019 My work stress dreams, by contrast, are repetitive, and a little too realistic for my liking. Katie Heaney, The Cut, "Why You Keep Having the Same Work Stress Dream Over and Over," 12 July 2018 Their liking of Bissouma is said to have originated when Steve Walsh was head of recruitment, but interest in that type of player has remained even after the appointment of new recruiter Marcel Brands. SI.com, "Tottenham & Everton Tipped to Go Head to Head With European Clubs in Pursuit of Lille Midfield Star," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of liking

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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liking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of liking

: the feeling of liking or enjoying something or someone

liking

noun
lik·​ing | \ ˈlī-kiŋ\

Kids Definition of liking

: a feeling of being pleased with someone or something The soup was too spicy for my liking.

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