What does penchant mean?

Definitions for penchant
ˈpɛn tʃənt; (esp. Brit.)Fr. pɑ̃ˈʃɑ̃pen·chant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preference, penchant, predilection, taste(noun)

    a strong liking

    "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

Wiktionary

  1. penchant(Noun)

    taste, liking, or inclination (for)

    He has a penchant for fine wine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penchant(noun)

    inclination; decided taste; bias; as, a penchant for art

    Etymology: [F., fr. pencher to bend, fr. (assumed) LL. pendicare, L. pendere. See Pendant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Penchant

    päng′shäng, n. inclination: decided taste: bias. [Fr., pr.p. of pencher, to incline, through a form pendicāre, from L. pendēre, to hang.]

How to pronounce penchant?

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How to say penchant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penchant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penchant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of penchant in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I don't respond to him personally, because he thrives on that kind of exchange. I think he has to answer for what he says, and I assume that others will make the larger point about his language. It's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism. Again, I'm not sure anybody's surprised that he keeps pushing the envelope.

  2. Paul Lindsay:

    It's less than the figure they quote, but we'll cut Marco some slack since we know he has a penchant for not being able to add up expenses very well, we are very prepared for March and believe Jeb will be in a strong position at the end of February.

  3. Bob Corker:

    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen was first elected governor in 2002, having served as Nashville’s mayor before that. Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen led Tennessee until 2011. When Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen won re-election in 2006, Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen became the first governor to win all 95 counties in Tennessee, according to Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen campaign website, which also touts Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen penchant for working across the aisle on legislative issues. Additionally, Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen created a health care management company. Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican, gave a boost to Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in the race as Bob Corker said Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is sure to appeal to at least some GOP voters. He was a very good mayor, a very good governor, a very good business person, look, I ’m not going to campaign against someone who I’ve been friends with and worked with.

  4. Ramon Llamas:

    Apple has a penchant for standing on the shoulders of the giants that came before them when announcing a feature -- such as phablets and 4G LTE, it will get there eventually, but on its own terms.

  5. The New York Times:

    Mrs. Clinton’s inner circle was mindful of both her guardedness and her expectation of loyalty once her mind is made up…But Mrs. Clinton’s penchant for privacy backfired.

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