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.

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. Marco Rubio:

    He is reckless, he's ruthless, he has a penchant for escalation, for taking high risks, confrontational in his foreign policy approach and I think increasingly willing to test the limits of what he can get away with the United States.

  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. The Crown:

    Someone who has a penchant for recklessness, for escalatory foreign policies, to retain the capability to enrich, I believe would be an incredibly dangerous precedent to set.

  4. Donald Trump:

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

  5. 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.

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