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Meaning of PROPENSITY

Pronunciation:  pru'pensitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"
  2. [n]  a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
  3. [n]  an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
 

PROPENSITY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: aptness, leaning, leaning, proclivity, tendency
 
 See Also: disposition, disposition, inclination, inclination, tendency

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*pen"si*ty\, n.; pl. {Propensities}.
The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination;
disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency. ``A
propensity to utter blasphemy.'' --Macaulay.

Syn: Disposition; bias; inclination; proclivity; proneness;
     bent; tendency.

 

 

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