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"
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
inclination, inclination of an orbit(noun)
(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
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)
dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, inclination(noun)
(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
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
that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking
"her inclination is for classical music"
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"
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
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"
the act of inclining; bending forward
"an inclination of his head indicated his agreement"
A physical tilt or bend
A slant or slope
A mental tendency
The angle of intersection of a reference plane
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use inclination in a sentence?
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt. If it cannot discover the claims to existence of the objects of its questioning -- and it would be miraculous if it so soon succeeded in solving so many mysteries -- it will deny them all reality, the mere formulation of the problem already implying an inclination to negative solutions. But in so doing it will become void of all positive content and, finding nothing which offers it resistance, will launch itself perforce into the emptiness of inner revere.
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.
The government is facing a dilemma. Businesses are struggling under the current environment so NDRC hopes rate cuts can reduce their cost burden, but easing monetary policies further risks fuelling property price bubbles, as people have little inclination to invest in the real economy.
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.
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- inclinació, desnivellCatalan, Valencian
- náklon, sklon, inklinace, naklonění, náklonnostCzech
- emo, inklinoEsperanto
- kallistus, taipumus, mäki, inklinaatio, rinne, kallistumaFinnish
- נטיה, שיפועHebrew
- inklanasi, keberpihakanIndonesian
- inclinazione, dislivelloItalian
- inclinatie, glooiing, knik, glooiingshoek, tendens, neiging, helling, buigingDutch
- pochyłość, nachylenie, inklinacja, skłonnośćPolish
- înclinație, tendință, pantă, povârniș, înclinareRomanian
- наклон, склонность, склонRussian
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