predilection


predilection
I noun affection, affinity, appetence, appetency, appetite, attachment, bent, bias, choice, desire, disposition, fancy, favor, fondness, inclination, infatuation, leaning, liking, love, partiality, partisanship, penchant, predisposition, preference, prejudgment, prejudice, prepossession, proneness, propensity, studium, taste, tendency II index affinity (regard), animus, bias, character (personal quality), characteristic, choice (decision), compulsion (obsession), conatus, conviction (persuasion), desire, disposition (inclination), favor (partiality), foregone conclusion, inclination, inequity, partiality, penchant, position (point of view), predisposition, preference (choice), prejudice (preconception), presumption, proclivity, propensity, standpoint, vote

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  • prédilection — [ predilɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe; de pré et dilection ♦ Préférence marquée (pour qqn, qqch.). Prédilection d une mère pour un de ses enfants. Avoir une certaine prédilection pour qqch. (cf. Avoir un faible). Par prédilection : de préférence. Loc. adj …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • predilection — predilection, partiality, prepossession, prejudice, bias are comparable when they mean an attitude of mind which predisposes one to make a certain choice or judgment or to take a certain view without full consideration or reflection. Predilection …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • predilection — (n.) 1742, from Fr. prédilection (16c.), noun of action from M.L. praedilectus, pp. of prediligere prefer before others, from L. prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + diligere choose, love (see DILIGENT (Cf. diligent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • predilection — [pred΄ə lek′shən, prē΄dəlek′shən] n. [Fr prédilection < ML predilectus, pp. of prediligere, to prefer < L prae , before (see PRE ) + diligere, to prefer (see )] a preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for) SYN. PREJUDICE …   English World dictionary

  • Predilection — Pre di*lec tion, n. [Pref. pre + L. dilectus, p. p. diligere to prefer: cf. F. pr[ e]dilection. See {Diligent}.] A previous liking; a prepossession of mind in favor of something; predisposition to choose or like; partiality. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predilection — [n] inclination, preference toward something bent*, bias, cup of tea*, dish*, druthers*, fancy, flash, fondness, groove, inclining, leaning, liking, love, mindset*, partiality, penchant, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, taste*,… …   New thesaurus

  • predilection — Predilection. Preference d amitié, d affection. Il ne se dit guere que de la passion amoureuse …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • predilection — ► NOUN ▪ a preference or special liking for something. ORIGIN French, from Latin praediligere prefer …   English terms dictionary

  • PRÉDILECTION — n. f. Préférence d’amitié, d’affection, de goût. Avoir, marquer de la prédilection pour quelqu’un. Avoir une prédilection marquée pour quelque chose. Prédilection aveugle, insensée. Prédilection juste, méritée. Cette forme d’art a toute ma… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • prédilection — (pré di lè ksion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Préférence d affection. •   Je les prie de me pardonner une prédilection trop marquée pour Quintilien, qui est mon auteur favori, et qui fait le sujet de mes leçons au Collége royal depuis… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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