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Meaning of PENCHANT

Pronunciation:  'penchunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
 

PENCHANT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: predilection, preference, taste
 
 See Also: acquired taste, liking, weakness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pen`chant"\, n. (Card Playing)
    A game like b['e]zique, or, in the game, any queen and jack
    of different suits held together.
    
    
  2. \Pen`chant"\, n. [F., fr. pencher to bend, fr.
    (assumed) LL. pendicare, L. pendere. See {Pendant}.]
    Inclination; decided taste; bias; as, a penchant for art.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a thing for, affinity, aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, cast, conatus, conduciveness, delight, diathesis, disposition, eagerness, fancy, fascination, favor, feeling for, fondness, inclination, inclining, leaning, liability, liking, mutual affinity, mutual attraction, partiality, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, sensitivity to, soft spot, susceptibility, sympathy, taste, tendency, tropism, turn, twist, warp, weakness, willingness
 

 

 

 

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