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Synonyms for predilection
ˌprɛd lˈɛk ʃən, ˌprid-predilec·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. predilection

    An intellectual fancy is a mental image or picture founded upon slight or whimsical association or resemblance; a conceit has less of the picturesque and more of the theoretic than a fancy; a conceit is somewhat aside from the common laws of reasoning, as a fancy is lighter and more airy than the common mode of thought. A conceit or fancy may be wholly unfounded, while a conception always has, or is believed to have, some answering reality. (Compare REASON.) An intellectual fancy or conceit may be pleasing or amusing, but is never worth serious discussion; we speak of a mere fancy, a droll or odd conceit. An emotional or personal fancy is a capricious liking formed with slight reason and no exercise of judgment, and liable to fade as lightly as it was formed. In a broader sense, the fancy signifies the faculty by which fancies or mental images are formed, associated, or combined. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    Synonyms:
    belief, caprice, conceit, conception, desire, fancy, humor, idea, image, imagination, inclination, liking, mood, supposition, vagary, whim

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

    Preposition:
    To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. predilection

    Synonyms:
    prepossession, preference, leaning, liking, fondness, bias, inclination, predisposition, tendency, prejudice, partiality

    Antonyms:
    prejudice, aversion, indisposition, antipathy, disinclination, apathy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. predilection, preference, orientationnoun

    a predisposition in favor of something

    "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"

    Synonyms:
    penchant, taste, druthers, orientation, preference, orientation course

  2. preference, penchant, predilection, tastenoun

    a strong liking

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. predilectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    prepossession (in favor of), partiality, preference, inclination, liking, fondness, love

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How to use predilection in a sentence?

  1. Jennifer Sclafani:

    [ President Trump has a ] predilection for speaking in generalities, these general expressions can be seen as having multiple functions, but oftentimes the president uses them to provoke a reaction in his audience -- of shock, dismay, or disgust.

  2. Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky:

    Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.

  3. Goa Kerle:

    A predilection for wrong is not characteristic of our nature, it is a characteristic of the nature of life itself.

  4. Police Chief Mike Koval:

    The circumstances of that case were concluded to be a suicide-by-cop sort of predilection.


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