Definition of predilection in English:

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predilection

Pronunciation: /ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/

noun

A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something: your predilection for pretty girls
More example sentences
  • Of course the court will approach those interests with a strong predilection in favour of the preservation of life, because of the sanctity of human life.
  • Like every other institution, the Washington and political press corps operate with a good number of biases and predilections.
  • Studying biology may yet lead to greater tolerance for the vast repertory of human sexual foibles, preferences, and predilections.
Synonyms
liking, fondness, preference, partiality, taste, penchant, weakness, soft spot, fancy, inclination, leaning, bias, propensity, bent, proclivity, proneness, predisposition, tendency, affinity, appetite, love
archaic gusto

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with predilection

abjection, affection, circumspection, collection, complexion, confection, connection, convection, correction, defection, deflection, dejection, detection, direction, ejection, election, genuflection, imperfection, infection, inflection, injection, inspection, insurrection, interconnection, interjection, intersection, introspection, lection, misdirection, objection, perfection, projection, protection, refection, reflection, rejection, resurrection, retrospection, section, selection, subjection, transection, vivisection
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