liking for one thing rather than another
special favour or consideration shown to a person
"my own preference is for good literature"
"the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
"a predilection for expensive cars"
"his sexual preferences"
"showed a Marxist orientation"
"given my druthers, I'd eat cake"
He was somewhat surprised by my preference for some prayers and indifference to others.
出自： J. Kosinski