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Proclivity   /proʊklˈɪvəti/   Listen

A natural inclination.  Synonyms: leaning, propensity.

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"Proclivity" Quotes from Famous Books

... one of those old-fashioned country places, a few miles outside of the town, such as our people of means used to have a few generations ago, before they had lost the landholding instinct of their English ancestors and gained the herding proclivity of modern life. The extensive yard and grounds were filled with shrubbery—lilacs, rose-bushes, and evergreens—and shaded by fine old trees, among which the birds were singing as Keith drove up the curving road, and over all was an air of quietude and ...
— Gordon Keith • Thomas Nelson Page

... the body; meaning, that is to say, nothing more than a propensity towards sickness. But with regard to whatever is good, as some are more inclined to different good qualities than others, we may call this a facility or tendency: this tendency to evil is a proclivity or inclination to falling: but where anything is neither good nor bad, it may ...
— The Academic Questions • M. T. Cicero

Words linked to "Proclivity" :   inclination, propensity, tendency, disposition

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