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synonyms for predilection

  • fondness
  • leaning
  • penchant
  • predisposition
  • proclivity
  • propensity
  • bent
  • bias
  • dish
  • druthers
  • fancy
  • flash
  • groove
  • inclining
  • liking
  • love
  • mindset
  • partiality
  • proneness
  • taste
  • tendency
  • thing
  • type
  • weakness
  • cup of tea
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A predilection is a partiality, predisposition, or an inclination, especially for liking or preferring something (in which case you could call it a fondness). The word predilection can imply that this is stronger than a preference—that it’s more of a tendency.

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antonyms for predilection

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  • disinclination
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • fairness
  • impartiality
  • antipathy
  • disinterest
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That predilection toward contextual and time-of-day targeting in place of audience targeting likely offsets any urgency to embrace tracking alternatives for the publisher.
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The wife of a falangist officer in Talavera had a similar predilection, though she also shouted “Viva Franco” as she fired.
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Before that, she was a biology student with a predilection for fungi, and before that a jungle-trained member of the Air Force.
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The Bush women were not destined to break the mold — only to maintain it and shape it ever so gently with their own style, personality and predilections.
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“You followed that precedent, and you did so as a jurist rather than following whatever personal predilection might have otherwise guided you or any other member of the panel,” Lee said.
BARRETT CONFIRMATION HEARING DAY THREE: BARRETT DECLINES TO SAY WHETHER IT’S WRONG TO SEPARATE MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM PARENTSDEREK HAWKINS, SEUNG MIN KIM, ANN MARIMOW, KAROUN DEMIRJIANOCTOBER 14, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Some of them might have a predilection for Germany; but such predilections were subordinate to a stronger feeling.
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With his usual predilection for fruit, Phil went off and picked a quart of marsh-berries.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
The simple unexaggerated truth is that Chopin had always a predilection for, and felt more at home among, his compatriots.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Liszt gives us all the desirable information as to Chopin's predilection in this respect.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Chopin's predilection for the fashionable salon society led him to neglect the society of artists.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
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