What does penchant mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word penchant.

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

  2. Origin: [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 ?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Hillary Clinton:

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

  2. Donald Trump:

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

  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. 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.

  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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