I noun ability, appetence, appetency aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, disposition, facility, gift, gravitation, inclination, inherent ability, innate disposition, innate sense, instinct, leaning, liking, natural sense, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, prodivitas, proneness, propensity, readiness, talent, tendency, turn II index affinity (regard), bias, character (personal quality), characteristic, conatus, conviction (persuasion), desire, disposition (inclination), favor (partiality), favoritism, frame (mood), habit, inclination, instinct, liability, partiality, penchant, position (point of view), predisposition, preference (choice), propensity, standpoint, tendency

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  • Proclivity — Pro*cliv i*ty, n. [L. proclivitas: cf. F. proclivit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Inclination; propensity; proneness; tendency. A proclivity to steal. Abp. Bramhall. [1913 Webster] 2. Readiness; facility; aptitude. [1913 Webster] He had such a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proclivity — (n.) 1590s, from L. proclivitatem (nom. proclivitas) a tendency, propensity, from proclivis prone to, lit. sloping, from pro forward (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + clivus a slope, from PIE *klei wo , suffixed form of *klei …   Etymology dictionary

  • proclivity — propensity, *leaning, penchant, flair Analogous words: knack, aptitude, *gift, bent, turn: inclination, disposition, predisposition (see corresponding verbs at INCLINE): *predilection, prepossession, prejudice, bias …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • proclivity — [n] inclination, tendency bent*, bias, cup of tea*, disposition, druthers, facility, flash*, groove*, inclining, leaning, liableness, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proneness, propensity, thing for*, type, weakness; concepts 20,32,411… …   New thesaurus

  • proclivity — ► NOUN (pl. proclivities) ▪ a tendency to do or choose something regularly; an inclination or predisposition. ORIGIN Latin proclivitas, from proclivis inclined …   English terms dictionary

  • proclivity — [prō kliv′ə tē] n. pl. proclivities [L proclivitas < proclivus, downward < pro , before (see PRO 2) + clivus, a slope (see DECLIVITY)] a natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable SYN. INCLINATION …   English World dictionary

  • proclivity — n. (formal) a proclivity for; to, towards * * * [prə klɪvɪtɪ] to towards (formal) a proclivity for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • proclivity — pro|cliv|i|ty [prəˈklıvıti US prou ] n plural proclivities [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: proclivitas, from proclivis sloping , from clivis hill ] formal a tendency to behave in a particular way, or to like a particular thing used especially… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proclivity — [[t]prəklɪ̱vɪti, AM proʊ [/t]] proclivities N COUNT A proclivity is a tendency to behave in a particular way or to like a particular thing, often a bad way or thing. [FORMAL] He was indulging his own sexual proclivities. ...a proclivity to… …   English dictionary

  • proclivity — UK [prəʊˈklɪvətɪ] / US [proʊˈklɪvətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms proclivity : singular proclivity plural proclivities formal a tendency to want to do a particular thing, especially something bad …   English dictionary

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