Hanker vs Penchant - What's the difference?

hanker | penchant |


As a verb hanker

is to crave, want or desire.

As a noun penchant is

taste, liking, or inclination (for).

hanker

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To crave, want or desire.
  • If you hanker for chocolate, you'll like this fudge recipe.
  • *2012 , The Economist, 13 Oct 2012, Butlers: Very good, sir
  • *:[...] the newly rich hanker after old aristocratic glitz.
  • Usage notes

    * Usually used with for, as in the example above; after may also be used.

    Anagrams

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    penchant

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • taste, liking, or inclination (for)
  • He has a penchant for fine wine.

    Synonyms

    * desire