Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A feeling of attraction or love; fondness.
  • noun Preference or taste.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being pleased with something; favor; approval; inclination; pleasure: as, one's liking for a friend; he took a liking to the place.
  • noun A favorable or pleasing condition; attractive appearance; comeliness; in general, appearance.
  • noun Synonyms Predilection, attachment, etc. See love.
  • Pleasing; comely; good-looking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Looking; appearing. See like, to look.
  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below.
  • noun The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; -- often with for, formerly with to.
  • noun Archaic Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition.
  • noun [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] on condition of being pleasing to or suiting; also, on condition of being pleased with; as, to hold a place of service on liking; to engage a servant on liking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of like.
  • noun A like; a predilection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

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Examples

  • Much more to my liking is the sly, sweet, smutty super-hero satire delivered by Adam Warren in his ongoing Empowered series, now in its fifth volume from Dark Horse.

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  • Even less to my liking is the additive, "in your opinion," that some companions have been in the habit of appending to my absolute statements about the way the world works.

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  • Even less to my liking is the additive, "in your opinion," that some companions have been in the habit of appending to my absolute statements about the way the world works.

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  • I think default settings for applications are no biggy for anyone on this site to handle, and changing it to your liking is actually much easier in Mac OS X than Windows 7.

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  • Much more to my liking is the sly, sweet, smutty super-hero satire delivered by Adam Warren in his ongoing Empowered series, now in its fifth volume from Dark Horse.

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  • The only thing I haven't found to my liking is a refrigerator ...

    bring furniture or buy new

  • It was only after I went to college, that I started to realize how much of the '80's music I really did like, and that I wasn't alone in liking those songs.

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  • It was only after I went to college, that I started to realize how much of the '80's music I really did like, and that I wasn't alone in liking those songs.

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  • It was only after I went to college, that I started to realize how much of the '80's music I really did like, and that I wasn't alone in liking those songs.

    Apollo's Daughter :: Passing of an era...

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