Predilection is a tendency towards something or a preference for something.
An example of predilection is a preference for expensive and designer items.
a preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for)
Origin of predilectionFrench prédilection from Medieval Latin predilectus, past participle of prediligere, to prefer from Classical Latin prae-, before (see pre-) + diligere, to prefer (see diligence)
A special liking for something; a preference.
Origin of predilectionFrench prédilection from Old French from Medieval Latin praedīlēctus past participle of praedīligere to prefer Latin prae- pre- Latin dīligere to love ; see diligent .
predilection bias leaning partiality penchant prejudice proclivity propensity
These nouns denote a predisposition to favor someone or something particular: a predilection for classical composers; a pro-American bias; conservative leanings; a partiality for liberal-minded friends; a penchant for exotic foods; a prejudice in favor of the underprivileged; a proclivity for self-assertiveness; a propensity for exaggeration.