Words I Love 64 – Predilection

New special word…

predilection

ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/

noun

noun: predilection; plural noun: predilections
  1. a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
    “your predilection for pretty girls”
    synonyms: liking, fondness, preference, partiality, taste, penchant, weakness, soft spot, fancy, inclination, leaning, bias, propensity, bent, proclivity,proneness, predisposition, tendency, affinity, appetite, love;

    archaicgusto
    “her predilection for married men”
    antonyms: dislike, disinclination

Origin

mid 18th century: from French prédilection, from Latin praedilect- ‘preferred’, from the verb praediligere, from prae ‘in advance’ + diligere ‘to select’.
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