Liking

  • 1 Liking — Lik ing, n. 1. The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See {On liking}, below. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Liking — Lik ing (l[imac]k [i^]ng), p. a. Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See {Like}, to look. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? Dan. i. 10. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 liking — [līk′iŋ] n. [ME < OE licung < lician: see LIKE2] 1. fondness; affection 2. preference; taste; pleasure; predilection [not to my liking] …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 liking — index affinity (regard), desire, disposition (inclination), favor (partiality), inclination …

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  • 5 liking — [n] fondness, taste affection, affinity, appetite, appreciation, attachment, attraction, bent, bias, desire, devotion, fancy, favoritism, inclination, love, mind, palate, partiality, passion, penchant, pleasure, predilection, preference,… …

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  • 6 liking — ► NOUN 1) a regard or fondness for something. 2) one s taste …

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  • 7 liking — lik|ing [ laıkıŋ ] noun singular a feeling of enjoying or liking something: liking for: He had a particular liking for science. for someone s liking if something is too expensive, too dark, etc. for someone s liking, they do not like it because… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 liking — [[t]la͟ɪkɪŋ[/t]] 1) N SING: with supp, oft N for n If you have a liking for something or someone, you like them. She had a liking for good clothes... He bought me records to encourage my liking for music... Mrs Jermyn took a great liking to him.… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 liking — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ particular, special, strong ▪ Brian had taken a strong liking to him. ▪ immediate, instant …

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  • 10 liking — n. 1) to take a liking to 2) to develop a liking for 3) to one s liking (that is not to my liking) * * * [ laɪkɪŋ] to develop a liking for to take a liking to to one s liking (that is not to my liking) …

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  • 11 liking — lik|ing [ˈlaıkıŋ] n 1.) liking for sb/sth formal when you like someone or something ▪ Jim and Keith had a liking and respect for each other. ▪ She s developed a liking for theatre. 2.) take a liking to sb/sth to begin to like someone or something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 liking — UK [ˈlaɪkɪŋ] / US noun [singular] a feeling of enjoying or liking something liking for: He had a particular liking for science subjects. • for someone s liking take a liking to to someone s liking …

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  • 13 liking — [ˈlaɪkɪŋ] noun [singular] a feeling of enjoying something a liking for science subjects[/ex] • for sb s liking if something is too expensive, too dark etc for someone s liking, they do not like it because it is too expensive, too dark etc[/ex]… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 liking — noun 1 have a liking for sth formal to like something: a liking for chocolate 2 take a liking to sb to like someone you have just met 3 to your liking formal being just what you wanted: I hope everything in the suite was to your liking, Sir …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 Liking — Like Like, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liked} (l[imac]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liking}.] [OE. liken to please, AS. l[=i]cian, gel[=i]cian, fr. gel[=i]c. See {Like}, a.] 1. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Cornwall him liked… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 liking — noun Date: 14th century favorable regard ; fondness, taste < had a greater liking for law E. M. Coulter > < took a liking to the newcomer > …

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  • 17 liking — /luy king/, n. 1. preference, inclination, or favor: to show a liking for privacy. 2. pleasure or taste: much to his liking. 3. the state or feeling of a person who likes. [bef. 900; ME; OE licung. See LIKE2, ING1] Syn. 1. leaning, propensity,… …

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  • 18 liking — n. 1 what one likes; one s taste (is it to your liking?). 2 (foll. by for) regard or fondness; taste or fancy (had a liking for toffee). Etymology: OE licung (as LIKE(2), ING(1)) …

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  • 19 Liking — ∙Li|king [ laɪkɪŋ], das; s, s [engl. liking, zu: to like = mögen]: Vorliebe, Faible: und da er ein L. für Sie hat (Fontane, Effi Briest 102) …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 20 liking — noun 1》 a regard or fondness for something. 2》 (a liking for) a taste for …

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