I noun attitude, bent, bias, conviction, disposition, favor, favoritism, feeling, gravitation, habit, idiosyncrasy, in disequilibrium, inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, perspective, position, posture, preconception, predetermination, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, prejudgment, prepossession, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, stand, standpoint, susceptibility, temperament, tendency, trend, unbalanced II index character (personal quality), characteristic, conatus, conviction (persuasion), disposition (inclination), favor (partiality), favoritism, habit, inclination, inclined, inequity, nepotism, oblique (slanted), partiality, penchant, perspective, position (point of view), posture (attitude), preconception, predilection, predisposition, preference (choice), prejudice (preconception), proclivity, propensity, stand (position), standpoint, tendency

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