Liking

Definition of Liking

Lik´ing   Pronunciation: līk´ĭng
p. a.1.Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See Like, to look.
Why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort?
- Dan. i. 10.
n.1.The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below.
2.The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; - often with for, formerly with to; as, it is an amusement I have no liking for.
If the human intellect hath once taken a liking to any doctrine, . . . it draws everything else into harmony with that doctrine, and to its support.
- Bacon.
3.Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition.
I shall think the worse of fat men, as long as I have an eye to make difference of men's liking.
- Shak.
Their young ones are in good liking.
- Job. xxxix. 4.
On liking
on condition of being pleasing to or suiting; also, on condition of being pleased with; as, to hold a place of service on liking; to engage a servant on liking.
Would he be the degenerate scion of that royal line . . . to be a king on liking and on sufferance?
- Hazlitt.

Related Words

Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, a thing for, admiration, adoration, affinity, agape, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, appreciation, aptitude, aptness, ardency, ardor, attachment, bent, bias, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, cast, charity, choice, command, conation, conatus, conduciveness, conjugal love, crush, decision, delight, desire, determination, devotion, diathesis, discretion, disposition, eagerness, eye, faithful love, fancy, feeling for, fervor, flame, free choice, free love, free will, free-lovism, gust, gusto, heart, hero worship, idolatry, idolism, idolization, inclination, infatuation, intention, lasciviousness, leaning, liability, libido, like, likes, love, lovemaking, lust, married love, mind, objective, partiality, passion, penchant, physical love, pleasure, popular regard, popularity, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, regard, relish, resolution, sensitivity to, sentiment, sex, sexual desire, sexual love, shine, soft, soft spot, spiritual love, susceptibility, taste, tendency, tender feeling, tender passion, tropism, truelove, turn, twist, uxoriousness, velleity, volition, warp, weakness, will, will power, willingness, wish, worship, yearning
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