American English

Definition of liking noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[singular] liking (for somebody/something)
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  • the feeling that you like someone or something; the enjoyment of something He had a liking for fast cars. She had taken a liking to him on their first meeting.
  • Idioms
    for your liking
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    if you say, for example, that something is too hot for your liking, you mean that you would prefer it to be less hot The town was too crowded for my liking.
    to somebody's liking (formal)
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    suitable, and how someone likes something The coffee was just to his liking. The agreement we have is to my liking.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: liking