she'd taken an instant liking to Arnie's new girlfriend
a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
(liked) found pleasant or attractive; often used as a combining form; "a well-liked teacher"
In the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard. It can be used as a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, particle, conjunction, hedge, interjection, and quotative.