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Synonyms for inclination
ˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inclination, disposition, tendency(noun)

    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 orbit(noun)

    (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 inclination(noun)

    (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, inclination(noun)

    (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. inclination(noun)

    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, leaning(noun)

    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, inclination(noun)

    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, inclining(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. inclination(noun)

    Synonyms:
    steepness, incline, inclining

  2. inclination(noun)

    A physical tilt or bend

    Synonyms:
    steepness, incline, inclining

  3. inclination(noun)

    A slant or slope

    Synonyms:
    incline, steepness, inclining

  4. inclination(noun)

    A mental tendency

    Synonyms:
    inclining, incline, steepness

  5. inclination(noun)

    The angle of intersection of a reference plane

    Synonyms:
    incline, steepness, inclining

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. inclination

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

    Antonyms:
    inaptitude, inaptness, dislike, disinclination

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inclination(n.)

    Synonyms:
    inclining, leaning, slope, slant, bend

  2. inclination(n.)

    Synonyms:
    trending, verging, oblique direction

  3. inclination(n.)

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

  4. inclination(n.)

    Synonyms:
    desire, wish, partiality, fondness, liking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inclination(n)

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

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How to use inclination in a sentence?

  1. John Hickenlooper:

    That's my point. You are one of 100, and my natural inclination is to go somewhere where I can create that team.

  2. The IEA:

    With Riyadh showing little inclination to abandon its policy to defend volume rather than price and Iraq striving to at least sustain its record rates, overall OPEC supply looks set to hover around 31.5 million bpd during the coming months.

  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. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Our Governor Sir, hardly does any day pass in Nigeria, without a report of a massacre of Nigerians by Nigerians or at least, coordinated by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the report of a major violent crime committed against Nigerians by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the story of how large sums of money are stolen by Nigerians who are in positions of trust. The revelations at the various probes by the National Assembly are heart breaking as billions of Naira meant for the improvement in the welfare and condition of living of ordinary Nigerians are brazenly stolen by those who they are entrusted in their care. All these are examples of violence against the people of Nigeria. The killings and maiming of Nigerians, whether by Boko Haram, Militants, cult groups, kidnappers, armed robbers, misguided youths, political thugs and other forms of societal vices by deviant groups under whatever guise, are all examples of direct violence. There is also structural violence, which is the violence that does not hurt or kill through fists or guns or bombs, but through social structures that produce poverty, death and enormous suffering such as: corruption, injustice and bad governance. The truth is that, no one will be able to properly address the problems of direct violence especially, those with ideological inclination without understanding the relationship between direct violence and structural violence. For instance, take a hypothetical example of a man who loses his land or fishing port to oil /gas exploitation because of unjust laws. His son loses her mother because of poverty and crumbling social infrastructure in the Niger Delta, his daughter cannot further her education because the surviving parent is poor. Yet, they live closer oil pipelines When she manages to go to school through community effort. She is told that there is no job for her. She becomes unemployed and frustrated. The community also becomes frustrated, and unable to sponsor others like her. They become abandoned and trapped in the heinous poverty circle while their God-given resources are carted away and used to fund a system of fiscal federalism that is a misnomer and unbecoming of any true federation. The fund is used to pay for the construction of the expensive city of Abuja, fund the huge corruption that we read daily in the newspapers, finance expatriate workers in the Oil and Gas Industry who enjoy highest condition of service, incomparable to any of their equivalent in the world, fund one of the most expensive National Assemblies in the world and provide for the lavish and hedonistic lifestyle of the privileged few Nigerians . Our Governor Sir, you will agree with us that hunger, neglect, frustration and deprivation of this magnitude IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY is a serious form of violence, capable of pushing ( indeed has pushed) the man and his community into direct violence. The story is also not different in Northern Nigeria, where years of deprivation, neglect, corruption and misrule by the ruling elites have led to the emergence and establishment of dynasties of poverty in the form of ‘Almajiris’, and now we all cry over the terror in the land, occasioned by the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgence. Let me quickly add that I am not by any chance providing any justification for criminal activities, I am only showing how one crime, for example corruption, leads to another. For example, the killings by ‘Boko Haram’ or militant/cult groups in the Niger Delta. This analysis in my view, is important if we must address the unacceptable violence, insecurity and wanton killings in Nigeria that is fast becoming a way of life in our beloved country." Exerpt from AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMRADE HYGINUS CHIKA ONUEGBU (JP, FCA) STATE CHAIRMAN TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (TUC) RIVERS STATE COUNCIL ON THE OCCASION OF 2012 MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA.

  5. Noah Webster:

    Another source of power in government is a military force. But this, to be efficient, must be superior to any force that exists among the people, or which they can command; for otherwise this force would be annihilated, on the first exercise of acts of oppression. Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.

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