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PENCHANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does penchant mean? 

PENCHANT (noun)
  The noun PENCHANT has 1 sense:

1. a strong liking

  Familiarity information: PENCHANT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PENCHANT (noun)


Sense 1penchant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong liking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

penchant; preference; predilection; taste

Context examples:

my own preference is for good literature / the Irish have a penchant for blarney

Hypernyms ("penchant" is a kind of...):

liking (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "penchant"):

acquired taste (a preference that is only acquired after considerable experience)

weakness (a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you)


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