WOW: Predilection

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.

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Here’s my WOW for this week:

predilection

Word
predilection

Pronunciation
pre-di-lec-tion (prĕd′l-ĕk′shən)

Part of Speech
Noun

Meaning

a predisposition, preference, bias or strong liking

Word Origin

C18th – from French prédilection, from Old French, from Medieval Latin praedīlēctus, past participle of praedīligere, to prefer : Latin prae-, pre-+ Latin dīligere, to love

Synonyms

bias, fancy, fondness, leaning, liking, love, inclination, partiality, penchant, predisposition, preference, proclivity, proneness, propensity, taste, tendency, weakness

Antonyms

antipathy, aversion, disinclination, disinterest, dislike, hate, hatred, impartiality, loathing, repugnance

Use in a Sentence
1) Arthur had a predilection for malt whiskey, fine food and expensive cigars.

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 2) Melissa’s mother had always warned her that her predilection for boys with motorbikes would someday land her in trouble.

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