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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prone, prostrate(adj)

    lying face downward

    clunk, clod, glob, clump, thumping, thud, clustering, bunch, thump, cluster, lump, ball, chunk

    little, small

  2. prone(adj)

    having a tendency (to); often used in combination

    "a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone"

    tree line, timber line, timberline

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prone

    One is addicted to that which he has allowed to gain a strong, habitual, and enduring hold upon action, inclination, or involuntary tendency, as to a habit or indulgence. A man may be accustomed to labor, attached to his profession, devoted to his religion, given to study or to gluttony (in the bad sense, given over, or given up, is a stronger and more hopeless expression, as is abandoned). One inclined to luxury may become habituated to poverty. One is wedded to that which has become a second nature; as, one is wedded to science or to art. Prone is used only in a bad sense, and generally of natural tendencies; as, our hearts are prone to evil. Abandoned tells of the acquired viciousness of one who has given himself up to wickedness. Addicted may be used in a good, but more frequently a bad sense; as, addicted to study; addicted to drink. Devoted is used chiefly in the good sense; as, a mother's devoted affection.

    abandoned, accustomed, addicted, attached, devoted, disposed, given, given over, given up, habituated, inclined, wedded

    averse, disinclined, indisposed, unaccustomed

    Addicted to vice.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prone

    disposed, inclined, bent, tending, apt, recumbent, prostrate, flat

    indisposed, disinclined, unapt, averse, upright

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prone(a.)

    prostrate (with the face downwards), recumbent, lying, flat

  2. prone(a.)

    sloping, inclining

  3. prone(a.)

    disposed, inclined, tending

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "prone":

    inclined, susceptible, likely, exposed, vulnerable, subject

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  1. Gernot Pichler:

    The stronger association in subjects with elevated blood pressure suggests that individuals with pre-clinical heart disease might be more prone to the toxic effects of arsenic on the heart.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    We have the opportunity, I think, to lessen those tensions and to lift up voices that are less prone to exploit those sectarian divides, but, you know, we're not going to eliminate that stuff overnight.

  3. Kristen Lovell:

    Passability is definitely a privilege, as you're transitioning, you're prone to have increased lash outs from people because your appearance isn't appealing to them. People always want to fight what they don't understand. It puts people who are starting to transition in danger.

  4. Shawn Robbins:

    From a historical perspective, most animated sequels outside of top tier franchises have been prone to the law of diminishing returns.

  5. Leon Fresco:

    If you were to read those cold, you would read those and you would say, 'Oh my God, Latinos and immigrants and Mexicans are so violent and so prone to crime,' and really what the actual way to read that is that in the federal system, it's not like the state system where most crimes are prosecuted, there has to be an interstate or international nexus to prosecute a federal crime, so in the federal system, the easiest type of federal crime to prove is illegal immigration.

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  • عرArabic
  • propens, procliu, predisposatCatalan, Valencian
  • anfällig, in Bauchlage, geneigt, schrägGerman
  • πρηνήςGreek
  • de bruces, decúbito prono, postradoSpanish
  • دمرPersian
  • viettävä, kallistettu, makuulta, taipuvainen, kallellaan, altistunut, vino, vatsallaan, altistettu, kallistunut, kasvoillaan, rähmälläänFinnish
  • enclin, couché sur le ventre, prédisposéFrench
  • rentan, cenderungIndonesian
  • legge seg flat, proneNorwegian
  • prono, inclinadoPortuguese
  • предрасположенный, склонный, наклонный, лежащий ничком, лёжа, лицом внизRussian
  • پریشانUrdu

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