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liking

[ lahy-king ]
/ ˈlaɪ kɪŋ /
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noun

preference, inclination, or favor: to show a liking for privacy.
pleasure or taste: much to his liking.
the state or feeling of a person who likes.

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Origin of liking

before 900; Middle English; Old English līcung.See like2, -ing1
o·ver·lik·ing, nounself-liking, adjective, nounun·der·lik·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for liking

liking
/ (ˈlaɪkɪŋ) /

noun

the feeling of a person who likes; fondness
a preference, inclination, or pleasure
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