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Meaning of LIKING

Pronunciation:  'lIking

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"

LIKING is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Antonyms: dislike
 See Also: admiration, approval, captivation, enchantment, enthrallment, esteem, fancy, fascination, feeling, fondness, friendliness, inclination, mysophilia, partiality, penchant, predilection, preference, taste



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lik"ing\ (l[imac]k"[i^]ng), p. a.
    Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See {Like},
    to look. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
          Why should he see your faces worse liking than the
          children which are of your sort ?        --Dan. i. 10.
  2. \Lik"ing\, n.
    1. The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See {On liking},
       below. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    2. The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some
       thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure;
       preference; -- often with for, formerly with to; as, it is
       an amusement I have no liking for.
             If the human intellect hath once taken a liking to
             any doctrine, . . . it draws everything else into
             harmony with that doctrine, and to its support.
    3. Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or
       condition. [Archaic]
             I shall think the worse of fat men, as long as I
             have an eye to make difference of men's liking.
             Their young ones are in good liking.  --Job. xxxix.
    {On liking}, on condition of being pleasing to or suiting;
       also, on condition of being pleased with; as, to hold a
       place of service on liking; to engage a servant on liking.
       [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
             Would he be the degenerate scion of that royal line
             . . . to be a king on liking and on sufferance ?
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