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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preference, penchant, predilection, tastenoun

    a strong liking

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

Wiktionary

  1. penchantnoun

    taste, liking, or inclination (for)

    He has a penchant for fine wine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penchantnoun

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

  2. 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.]

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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. 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.

  2. Jeremy Lim:

    The detail of the restrictions really reflects the penchant of the Singapore policy makers for precision and desire to control every factor possible.

  3. 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.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    It's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Hillary, when you complain about 'a penchant for sexism,' who are you referring to. I have great respect for women. BE CAREFUL!

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