Share this entry

penchant
American English: /ˈpɛn(t)ʃ(ə)nt/
British English: /ˈpɒ̃ʃɒ̃/

noun

  • [formal]penchant (for something)
    (liking) inclinación (feminine) or afición (feminine) (por algo)
    (tendency) tendencia (a algo)
    Example sentences
    • History in Edinburgh has a peculiar penchant for throwing together people, politics and passion.
    • That is a perennial weakness of princes - a penchant for false-hearted favourites.
    • Both women had a penchant for people with titles, even spurious ones.

Definition of penchant in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: