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likening | likerous | likerousness | likewise | likin | liking | likuta | lilac | lilac-blue | lilac-colored | lilac-pink

liking

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Noun
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lik=ing

CIDE DICTIONARY

likingp. a. 
     Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See Like, to look.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort?"  [1913 Webster]
likingn. 
  •  The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; -- often with for, formerly with to; as, it is an amusement I have no liking for.  [1913 Webster]
    "If the human intellect hath once taken a liking to any doctrine, . . . it draws everything else into harmony with that doctrine, and to its support."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition.  [1913 Webster]
    "I shall think the worse of fat men, as long as I have an eye to make difference of men's liking."  [1913 Webster]
    "Their young ones are in good liking."  [1913 Webster]
    "Would he be the degenerate scion of that royal line . . . to be a king on liking and on sufferance?"  [1913 Webster]
On liking, on condition of being pleasing to or suiting; also, on condition of being pleased with; as, to hold a place of service on liking; to engage a servant on liking. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

liking, n.
1 what one likes; one's taste (is it to your liking?).
2 (foll. by for) regard or fondness; taste or fancy (had a liking for toffee).

Etymology
OE licung (as LIKE(2), -ING(1))

THESAURUS

liking

Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, a thing for, admiration, adoration, affection, affinity, agape, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, appreciation, aptitude, aptness, ardency, ardor, attachment, bent, bias, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, cast, charity, choice, command, conation, conatus, conduciveness, conjugal love, crush, decision, delight, desire, determination, devotion, diathesis, discretion, disposition, eagerness, eye, faithful love, fancy, feeling for, fervor, flame, fondness, free choice, free love, free will, free-lovism, gust, gusto, heart, hero worship, idolatry, idolism, idolization, inclination, infatuation, intention, lasciviousness, leaning, liability, libido, like, likes, love, lovemaking, lust, married love, mind, objective, partiality, passion, penchant, physical love, pleasure, popular regard, popularity, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, regard, relish, resolution, sensitivity to, sentiment, sex, sexual desire, sexual love, shine, soft, soft spot, spiritual love, susceptibility, taste, tendency, tender feeling, tender passion, tropism, truelove, turn, twist, uxoriousness, velleity, volition, warp, weakness, will, will power, willingness, wish, worship, yearning

ROGET THESAURUS

liking

Desire

N desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, exigency, mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection, propensity, willingness, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, inkling, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition, eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety, impetuosity, appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency, sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist, thirst, thirstiness, drouth, mouthwatering, itch, itching, prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, edge of appetite, edge of hunger, torment of Tantalus, sweet tooth, lickerish tooth, itching palm, longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye, greed, voracity, passion, rage, furore, mania, manie, inextinguishable desire, dipsomania, kleptomania, lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant, cormorant, desideratum, want, a consummation devoutly to be wished, attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol, whim, whimsy, whimsey, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, Fortunatus's cap, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, desirous, desiring, inclined, partial to, fain, wishful, optative, anxious, wistful, curious, at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous, craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy, hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear, greedy, unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked, unsaturated, eager, avid, keen, burning, fervent, ardent, agog, all agog, breathless, impatient, bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon, mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire, aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching, desirable, desired, in demand, pleasing, appetizing, appetible, tantalizing, wistfully, fain, Int, would that, would that it were!, O for!, esto perpetual, the wish being father to the thought, sua cuique voluptas, hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching, aut Caesar aut nullus, Cassius has a lean and hungry look, hungry as the grave, I was born to other things, not what we wish but what we want, such joy ambition finds, the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none, ubi mel ibi apes.

Love

N love, fondness, liking, inclination, regard, dilection, admiration, fancy, affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, heart, brotherly love, benevolence, attachment, yearning, eros, tender passion, amour, gyneolatry, gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry, Cupid, Venus, myrtle, true lover's knot, love token, love suit, love affair, love tale, love story, the, old story, plighted love, courtship, amourette, free love, maternal love, storge, parental love, young love, puppy love, attractiveness, popularity, favorite, lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret, beau, sweetheart, inamorato, swain, young man, flame, love, truelove, leman, Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso, cavaliere servente, captive, cicisbeo, caro sposo, inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa, betrothed, affianced, fiancee, flirt, coquette, amorette, pair of turtledoves, abode of love, agapemone, loving, fond of, taken with, struck with, smitten, bitten, attached to, wedded to, enamored, charmed, in love, love-sick, over head and ears in love, head over heels in love, affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, loving, amorous, amatory, fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly, loved, beloved well beloved, dearly beloved, dear, precious, darling, pet, little, favorite, popular, congenial, after one's mind, after one's taste, after one's fancy, after one's own heart, to one's mind, to one's taste, to one's fancy, to one's own heart, in one's good graces, dear as the apple of one's eye, nearest to one's heart, lovable, adorable, lovely, sweet, attractive, seductive, winning, charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitching, amiable, like an angel, amantes amentes, credula res amor est, militat omnis amasius, love conquers all, omnia vincit amor, si vis amari ama, the sweetest joy, the wildest woe.


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