liking

liking
[[t]la͟ɪkɪŋ[/t]]
1) N-SING: with supp, oft N for n If you have a liking for something or someone, you like them.

She had a liking for good clothes...

He bought me records to encourage my liking for music...

Mrs Jermyn took a great liking to him.

2) PHRASE: with too/not enough, usu group PHR If something is, for example, too fast for your liking, you would prefer it to be slower. If it is not fast enough for your liking, you would prefer it to be faster.

He had become too powerful for their liking...

She's asking far too many personal questions for my liking.

3) PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v If something is to your liking, it suits your interests, tastes, or wishes.

London was more to his liking than Rome...

Simmer over a very low flame until the rice is cooked to your liking.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Liking — Lik ing, n. 1. The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See {On liking}, below. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liking — Lik ing (l[imac]k [i^]ng), p. a. Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See {Like}, to look. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? Dan. i. 10. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liking — [līk′iŋ] n. [ME < OE licung < lician: see LIKE2] 1. fondness; affection 2. preference; taste; pleasure; predilection [not to my liking] …   English World dictionary

  • liking — index affinity (regard), desire, disposition (inclination), favor (partiality), inclination …   Law dictionary

  • liking — [n] fondness, taste affection, affinity, appetite, appreciation, attachment, attraction, bent, bias, desire, devotion, fancy, favoritism, inclination, love, mind, palate, partiality, passion, penchant, pleasure, predilection, preference,… …   New thesaurus

  • liking — ► NOUN 1) a regard or fondness for something. 2) one s taste …   English terms dictionary

  • liking — lik|ing [ laıkıŋ ] noun singular a feeling of enjoying or liking something: liking for: He had a particular liking for science. for someone s liking if something is too expensive, too dark, etc. for someone s liking, they do not like it because… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • liking — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ particular, special, strong ▪ Brian had taken a strong liking to him. ▪ immediate, instant …   Collocations dictionary

  • liking — n. 1) to take a liking to 2) to develop a liking for 3) to one s liking (that is not to my liking) * * * [ laɪkɪŋ] to develop a liking for to take a liking to to one s liking (that is not to my liking) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • liking — lik|ing [ˈlaıkıŋ] n 1.) liking for sb/sth formal when you like someone or something ▪ Jim and Keith had a liking and respect for each other. ▪ She s developed a liking for theatre. 2.) take a liking to sb/sth to begin to like someone or something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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