Wednesday’s Word: Predilection

Wednesday's Word - A weekly feature on author DJ Edwardson's website


This is a fun word. It means something you really like or are partial to, A good synonym would be ‘preference’. Most people have a predilection for chocolate, for example.

As with many of Wednesday’s words, I enjoy this word because of the sound. Something about it feels light and not quite serious. To say you have a ‘predilection for Italian food’ just seems decidedly more playful than to say ‘I really like Italian food.”

If you’ve ever seen The Sound of Music, there is a song from that film entitled, “My Favorite Things”, that is a perfect example of what someone’s predilections might be, though lyrically, I think “favorite things” works much better than to say, “these are a few of my predilections.”

I thought I’d leave you with a list of a few of my own predilections. Here are a few of my favorite things. Perhaps some of them are yours as well:

Writing when it’s raining.

Hearing my kids laugh (which thankfully happens a lot).

The Sistine Chapel ceilings.

Discovering a good book.

Fire in a fireplace (especially in winter and when combined with the previous predilection).

Florence, Italy.

Listening to well-done radio theater (you should try it, it’s amazing).

Playing guitar (I’m very much an amateur, but I really enjoy it).

Working up a good sweat (not for everyone, I know, but it makes me feel like I’ve really accomplished something).

Riding a bicycle.

Traveling off the beaten path.

Tree houses.


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