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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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 Once the drawing is to Felicia's liking, it is sent to be printed on Soul Studio's canvas printer or on Plexiglas, depending on the design. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Artist uses her eyes to draw, combat cerebral palsy," 16 June 2018 Leach has already done a couple of phone interviews, liking to do those on his walk to campus. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "A day with Mike Leach: Unfazed by ESPN hoopla, WSU coach remains inquisitive and eccentric," 25 Oct. 2018 The company’s director Madame Blanc, also played by Tilda Swinton, takes a liking to Susie and after one audition, appoints her to dance the lead in their signature piece, Volk. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Suspira’s Costume Designer on Making Dresses Out of Hair and Redefining ’70s Style as Something Chicly Horrifying," 23 Oct. 2018 Good old-fashioned upvoting and downvoting, which is separate from liking, but just lets people surface comments that are helpful and push down comments that are unhelpful. Nicholas Thompson, WIRED, "How Facebook Checks Facts and Polices Hate Speech," 6 July 2018 Aubameyang appears to have a similar mindset to the Arsenal fans, after 'liking' the fan post. SI.com, "Arsenal Fans In Frenzy After Aubameyang 'Likes' Instagram Post Linking Borussia Dortmund Ace to Club," 31 May 2018 Temperatures there run from highs of 69 degrees in April to 89 by the end of summer, much more to Smith's liking. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "J'Alyiea Smith takes her talents from Withrow to Arkansas," 26 Apr. 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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