penchant

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Meaning(s)

a liking or habit of doing something

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penchant - liking

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A ‘penchant’ is a strong and continued inclination to do or use something, or a keen appreciation of it. The term generally refers to something that may be seen as an acquired taste or, at the very least, not typical.

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Synonyms inclination,fondness
Antonyms distaste

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  1. Carol is a good co-worker aside from her penchant for playing practical jokes.

  2. David has some strange hobbies. I believe collecting stamps is one of his penchants.

  3. My uncle has a penchant for Cuban cigars, so I got him a box for his birthday.

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