Definition of liking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlaɪkɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪkɪŋ//
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  • [singular] liking (for somebody/something) the feeling that you like somebody/something; the enjoyment of something synonym fondness He had a liking for fast cars. She had taken a liking to him on their first meeting.
  • Word OriginOld English līcung (see like (verb), -ing).Extra examples I took an instant liking to her. The food wasn’t really to my liking. The weather’s too hot for my liking. They have little liking for each other. We share a liking for Italian cooking. Is the coffee to your liking, sir?Idioms 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. (formal) suitable, and how somebody likes something The coffee was just to his liking. The agreement we have is to my liking.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: liking