liking

noun lik·ing \ ˈlī-kiŋ \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of liking

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

Examples of liking in a Sentence

  1. I have a liking for dark chocolate.

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First Known Use of liking

14th century

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LIKING Defined for English Language Learners

liking

Definition of liking for English Language Learners

  • : the feeling of liking or enjoying something or someone


LIKING Defined for Kids

liking

noun lik·ing \ ˈlī-kiŋ \

Definition of liking for Students

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


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