Part of speech: noun

A strong inclination; bias.

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Usage examples "penchant":

  1. There are people who have a penchant for cities- more than that, a talent for them, a gift of sensing them, of feeling their rhythm and pulse- beats, as others have a highly developed music sense, or color reaction. - "Fanny Herself", Edna Ferber.
  2. Step- papa had such a penchant for hard- boiled boys that I feared you were lost the moment he appeared. - "Jack and the Check Book", John Kendrick Bangs.
  3. Toolls asked with his penchant for striking the core of an argument. - "Vital Ingredient", Charles V. De Vet.