liking Definition

  • 1a feeling of affection or approval; fondness
  • 2the action of liking someone or something
  • 3a preference or taste for something

Using liking: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "liking" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have a liking for spicy food.

  • Example

    She has a liking for classical music.

  • Example

    He developed a liking for her over time.

  • Example

    The teacher's liking for the student was evident in the way she praised his work.

liking Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for liking

Phrases with liking

  • to become fond of someone or something


    She took a liking to the new employee and decided to mentor her.

  • to develop a fondness or taste for something over time


    He acquired a liking for hiking after going on a few trips with his friends.

  • to dislike or have an aversion to someone or something


    I have no liking for people who are always late.


Summary: liking in Brief

The term 'liking' [ˈlaɪkɪŋ] refers to a feeling of affection or approval, a preference or taste for something, or the action of liking someone or something. It is often used in phrases like 'take a liking to' and 'have no liking for.'

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