Synonyms for predilection:
Other synonyms and related words:
bond, partiality, preference, taste, device, conception, habitude, orientation, prejudice, aptitude, appreciation, turn, tasting, gustatory sensation, gustatory perception, affection, fancy, perceptiveness, mood, gustatory modality, impulse, humor, orientation course, idea, genius, gustation, sentiment, whim, supposition, love, druthers, caprice, vagary, attachment, mouthful, sense of taste, taste sensation, imagination, liking, discernment, desire, taste perception.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
inclination, preference toward something (noun)
Usage examples for predilection:
- It seems as though the King, who was still busied in the Parliament itself with the confirmation of his church regulations, thought he detected in this party too much predilection for the Papacy. - "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.
- He felt ill at ease in society, and seemed to have a fatal predilection for saying the wrong thing, and suffered the torture afterwards of remembering what the right thing would have been. - "One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame", Robert Barr.
- They are mostly carnivorous, though they seize upon almost anything that comes in their way: they even devour their own offspring, and manifest a particular predilection for all living creatures. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.