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, 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.

Wikipedia

  1. penchant

    In psychology, economics and philosophy, preference is a technical term usually used in relation to choosing between alternatives. For example, someone prefers A over B if they would rather choose A than B. Preferences are central to decision theory because of this relation to behavior. Some methods such as Ordinal Priority Approach use preference relation for decision-making. As connative states, they are closely related to desires. The difference between the two is that desires are directed at one object while preferences concern a comparison between two alternatives, of which one is preferred to the other. In insolvency, the term is used to determine which outstanding obligation the insolvent party has to settle first.

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  1. penchant

    A penchant is a strong or habitual liking, inclination, or tendency towards something or someone; a predilection or preference.

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. Gary Engelhardt:

    It’s only going to be more expensive, the longer you wait, but Americans have a penchant for waiting to do things politically. So I just feel like nothing’s going to happen in the short run.

  2. 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.

  3. Joy Behar:

    The CPAC group invited this woman from France … whose [ grand ] father was a Holocaust denier, and total fascist and a Nazi, there’s this penchant for Nazis now [ among conservatives ] with Charlottesville, and the Neos, and ‘ there are good guys on both sides, ’ and now Marine Le Pen.

  4. 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.

  5. Chris Murphy:

    A general at DoD was especially worrying under Trump, trump had zero foreign policy experience, a penchant to glorify violence, a total neophyte Secretary of State, and an unstable, war mongering former general as NSA.

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