Synonyms of 'preference'
a liking for one thing above the restWhatever your preference, we have a product to suit you.
She had a liking for good clothes.
Clearly she had no wish for his company.
She developed a taste for journeys to hazardous regions.
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
I always had a leaning towards sport.
a bent for natural history
There were fierce attacks on the BBC for alleged political bias.
cup of tea (informal),
She set out to follow her artistic inclinations.
She had a penchant for playing jokes on people.
I've always had a fondness for jewels.
the predisposition to behave in a certain way
his predilection for expensive whisky
Los Angeles's unique proclivity for experimental arty endeavour
a partiality for junk food
a person or thing preferredHe enjoys all styles of music, but his preference is opera.
His choice of words made Rajiv angry.
He was a favourite of the king.
the election of the Labour government in 1964
We had the pick of winter coats from the shop.
He was jailed for thirty days without the option of a fine.
Make your selection from the list.
top of the list,
Candidates with the right qualifications should be given preference.
The school gives priority to science and maths.
the strict order of precedence in which the guests took their place
Men still have an economic position of advantage over women.
Accusations of political favouritism abound.
pride of place,
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in the sense of advantage
a more favourable position or stateMen still have an economic position of advantage over women.
in the sense of bent
personal inclination or aptitudea bent for natural history
in the sense of bias
mental tendency, esp. prejudiceThere were fierce attacks on the BBC for alleged political bias.
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