A tendency or inclination to think favorably about something, a preference, as in a predilection for Mozart.
The parrot holds its food for prim consumption as daintily as any debutante, [with] a predilection for pot roast, hashed-brown potatoes, duck skin, butter, hoisin sauce, sesame seed oil, bananas and human thumb.
—Alexander Theroux “I Sing the Parrot!” Reader’s Digest, May 1983
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