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Synonyms for penchant
ˈpɛn tʃənt; (esp. Brit.)Fr. pɑ̃ˈʃɑ̃

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preference, penchant, predilection, taste(noun)

    a strong liking

    "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

    Synonyms:
    taste perception, predilection, appreciation, taste sensation, druthers, perceptiveness, tasting, gustation, gustatory perception, taste, preference, sense of taste, orientation, discernment, gustatory sensation, gustatory modality, mouthful

Wiktionary

  1. penchant(noun)

    Synonyms:
    desire

  2. penchant(noun)

    taste, liking, or inclination (for)

    He has a penchant for fine wine.

    Synonyms:
    desire

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. penchant(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Fr.] inclination, bent, propensity, proneness, proclivity, disposition, tendency, turn, leaning, predisposition, liking, fondness, predilection

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fondness, propensity, inclination, tilt, hard-on

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How to use penchant in a sentence?

  1. Joy Behar:

    The CPAC group invited this woman from France … whose [ grand ] father was a Holocaust denier, and total fascist and a Nazi, there’s this penchant for Nazis now [ among conservatives ] with Charlottesville, and the Neos, and ‘ there are good guys on both sides, ’ and now Marine Le Pen.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    He is reckless, he's ruthless, he has a penchant for escalation, for taking high risks, confrontational in his foreign policy approach and I think increasingly willing to test the limits of what he can get away with the United States.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    It's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism.

  4. Bob Corker:

    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen was first elected governor in 2002, having served as Nashville’s mayor before that. Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen led Tennessee until 2011. When Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen won re-election in 2006, Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen became the first governor to win all 95 counties in Tennessee, according to Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen campaign website, which also touts Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen penchant for working across the aisle on legislative issues. Additionally, Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen created a health care management company. Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican, gave a boost to Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in the race as Bob Corker said Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is sure to appeal to at least some GOP voters. He was a very good mayor, a very good governor, a very good business person, look, I ’m not going to campaign against someone who I’ve been friends with and worked with.

  5. Paul Lindsay:

    It's less than the figure they quote, but we'll cut Marco some slack since we know he has a penchant for not being able to add up expenses very well, we are very prepared for March and believe Jeb will be in a strong position at the end of February.


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