noun[usually in singular]
1A feeling of regard or fondness: she’d taken an instant liking to Arnie’s new girlfriend
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- A liking for birds is an ineluctable aspect of being human.
- I developed a liking for devotional songs of the Goddess from childhood.
- Hong Kong people seem to have a liking for older candidates.
for one's liking
- To suit one’s taste or wishes: he is a little too showy for my likingMore example sentences
- The wings appeared to be charred but tasted all right for my liking.
- I also ate one of Benedict's frog's legs which was a bit heavy on the cumin for my liking - unless that's what frog's legs taste of.
- He gave the over all impression of someone who had tasted something much too sour for his liking.
to one's liking
- To one’s taste; pleasing: his coffee was just to his likingMore example sentences
- Councillors are not above the law but must follow the rules like anyone else, even when the taste is not to their liking.
- Mix ice cream, sour cream and whipped cream together and slowly add alcohol to taste, adjusting flavoring to your liking.
- This last possibility also offers the happy side effect of probably ending Martin's career as Liberal leader, clearing the way for a visionary leader more to our liking.