habitude, liking, gustatory modality, bone, tasting, appreciation, impulse, attachment, love affair, mouthful, taste, cast, sense of taste, orientation, affection, druthers, perceptiveness, taste perception, turn, approach, aptitude, gustatory sensation, devices, taste sensation, bond, partiality, gustation, discernment, squint, like, gustatory perception, preference, genius
tendency (part of speech: noun)
disposition, predilection, proclivity, bent, leaning, trend, propensity, bias, aptness, predisposition, tenor, course, grain, affinity, direction, temperament, proneness, tendency, polarity, inclination
- Because there will usually be one fellow in camp who has a penchant for feeding the fire with old mulchy deadwood and brush, for the fun of watching the blaze and the sparks that are prone to fly upward; forgetting that the blazing cinders are also prone to drop downward on the roof of the tent, burning holes in it. - "Woodcraft", George W. Sears.
- The new house at Chatsworth was not finished; but she had a penchant for building, and continued the work after his death till its completion. - "The Portland Peerage Romance", Charles J. Archard.
- A gentle and confiding nature, characterized by a penchant for escapade, is denoted by the joy- wheel at the base of Halley's Comet. - "The Brother of Daphne", Dornford Yates.