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Meaning of PROCLIVITY

Pronunciation:  prow'klivitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
 

PROCLIVITY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: leaning, propensity
 
 See Also: disposition, inclination, tendency

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*cliv"i*ty\, n. [L. proclivitas: cf. F.
proclivit['e].]
1. Inclination; propensity; proneness; tendency. ``A
   proclivity to steal.'' --Abp. Bramhall.

2. Readiness; facility; aptitude.

         He had such a dexterous proclivity as his teachers
         were fain to restrain his forwardness. --Sir H.
                                               Wotton.

 

 

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