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Synonyms for inclination
ˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃənin·cli·na·tion

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  1. inclinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    incline, inclining, steepness

  2. inclinationnoun

    A physical tilt or bend

    Synonyms:
    steepness, incline, inclining

  3. inclinationnoun

    A slant or slope

    Synonyms:
    steepness, inclining, incline

  4. inclinationnoun

    A mental tendency

    Synonyms:
    inclining, incline, steepness

  5. inclinationnoun

    The angle of intersection of a reference plane

    Synonyms:
    incline, steepness, inclining

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inclination

    The aim is the direction in which one shoots, or sometimes that which is aimed at. The mark is that at which one shoots; the goal, that toward which one runs. All alike indicate the direction of endeavor. The end is the point at which one expects or hopes to close his labors; the object, that which he would grasp as the reward of his labors. Aspiration, design, endeavor, purpose, referring to the mental acts by which the aim is attained, are often used as interchangeable with aim. Aspiration applies to what are viewed as noble aims; endeavor, design, intention, purpose, indifferently to the best or worst. Aspiration has less of decision than the other terms; one may aspire to an object, and yet lack the fixedness of purpose by which alone it can be attained. Purpose is stronger than intention. Design especially denotes the adaptation of means to an end; endeavor refers to the exertions by which it is to be attained. One whose aims are worthy, whose aspirations are high, whose designs are wise, and whose purposes are steadfast, may hope to reach the goal of his ambition, and will surely win some object worthy of a life's endeavor. Compare AMBITION; DESIGN.

    Synonyms:
    aim, aspiration, design, determination, end, end, endeavor, endeavor, goal, intent, intention, mark, object, purpose, tendency

    Antonyms:
    aimlessness, avoidance, carelessness, heedlessness, neglect, negligence, oversight, purposelessness, thoughtlessness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inclination

    Synonyms:
    leaning, elope, tendency, disposition, proneness, aptness, predilection, bias, bent, attachment, affection, liking, wish

    Antonyms:
    inaptitude, inaptness, dislike, disinclination

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inclination, disposition, tendencynoun

    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

    "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"

    Synonyms:
    lean, temperament, magnetic dip, angle of dip, list, inclining, magnetic inclination, tilt, trend, angle of inclination, disposal, dip, inclination of an orbit, leaning, disposition, tendency, propensity

    Antonyms:
    disinclination

  2. inclination, inclination of an orbitnoun

    (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

    Synonyms:
    lean, magnetic inclination, list, magnetic dip, angle of dip, dip, inclination of an orbit, disposition, tendency, leaning, inclining, angle of inclination, tilt

    Antonyms:
    disinclination

  3. inclination, angle of inclinationnoun

    (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)

    Synonyms:
    lean, magnetic inclination, list, magnetic dip, angle of dip, dip, inclination of an orbit, disposition, tendency, leaning, inclining, angle of inclination, tilt

    Antonyms:
    disinclination

  4. dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclinationnoun

    (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

    Synonyms:
    lean, magnetic dip, angle of dip, tendency, drop, magnetic inclination, free fall, tilt, angle of inclination, inclining, dip, inclination of an orbit, plunge, list, disposition, cutpurse, fall, leaning, pickpocket

    Antonyms:
    disinclination

  5. inclinationnoun

    that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

    "her inclination is for classical music"

    Synonyms:
    lean, magnetic inclination, list, magnetic dip, angle of dip, dip, inclination of an orbit, disposition, tendency, leaning, inclining, angle of inclination, tilt

    Antonyms:
    disinclination

  6. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaningnoun

    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

    "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

    Synonyms:
    rock, disceptation, lean, list, magnetic dip, careen, magnetic inclination, angle of dip, sway, leaning, contention, tilt, argument, joust, controversy, inclination of an orbit, disputation, propensity, contestation, arguing, disposition, tendency, inclining, angle of inclination, proclivity, dip, listing

    Antonyms:
    disinclination

  7. tendency, inclinationnoun

    a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

    "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"

    Synonyms:
    trend, tendency, magnetic inclination, list, magnetic dip, lean, angle of dip, propensity, inclination of an orbit, disposition, leaning, inclining, angle of inclination, tilt, dip

    Antonyms:
    disinclination

  8. inclination, incliningnoun

    the act of inclining; bending forward

    "an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"

    Synonyms:
    lean, magnetic inclination, list, magnetic dip, angle of dip, dip, inclination of an orbit, disposition, tendency, leaning, inclining, angle of inclination, tilt

    Antonyms:
    disinclination

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inclinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    inclining, leaning, slope, slant, bend

  2. inclinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    trending, verging, oblique direction

  3. inclinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    disposition, predilection, predisposition, bent, bias, proneness, proclivity, tendency, leaning, aptitude, propensity, PENCHANT

  4. inclinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    desire, wish, partiality, fondness, liking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inclinationnoun

    Synonyms:
    leaning, slant, tendency, propensity, proneness, penchant, predilection

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How to use inclination in a sentence?

  1. One Colorado woman:

    My first inclination was I needed to tell someone about this but I knew that there would be repercussions. i would have definitely gone to jail.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

  3. Gregory Gause:

    We could be surprised, but I think that the signals so far are that security remains the foremost priority, that there's no inclination for broader political reform or change, or even a loosening up of the environment for political speech.

  4. Peter Navarro:

    For many, many years, particularly because of budget cutbacks, there was no inclination to manage our forests. That's actually a real issue.

  5. Bep Voskuijl:

    Even though Anne was almost ten years younger than I was, at times I almost had the inclination to tell her things that were very private. I know that she valued hearing about such intimacies. She asked me very personal questions on a number of occasions. I resisted telling her everything because I knew she was keeping a diary and I didn’t want her to write about personal matters, which I might have revealed.


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