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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proneadjective

    having a tendency (to); often used in combination

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


    vertical, upright, erect, disinclined

  2. prone, prostrateadjective

    lying face downward

    flat, prostrate

    disinclined, erect, upright, vertical

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proneadjective

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

  2. proneadjective

    sloping, inclining

  3. proneadjective

    disposed, inclined, tending

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "prone":

    inclined, susceptible, likely, exposed, vulnerable, subject

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How to use prone in a sentence?

  1. Hikaru Sato:

    Global market worries triggered selling while the market was prone to profit-taking from last week's gains.

  2. Rhonda Kalasho:

    This acidity weakens enamel making it a lot more prone to staining, tooth decay and breakage.

  3. Peter Guralnick:

    He had told Jerry Lee not to take Myra to England, but Jerry Lee is a person not prone to taking advice.

  4. Mercator Chief Executive Cormac Whelan:

    Mercator has an ambitious growth plan which is a mix of organic and acquisition-led growth, as we see opportunities in the market to acquire innovative technology and platforms we will be prone towards action.

  5. Shawn Robbins:

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

Translations for prone

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  • عرArabic
  • propens, procliu, predisposatCatalan, Valencian
  • anfällig, in Bauchlage, schräg, geneigtGerman
  • πρηνήςGreek
  • postrado, de bruces, decúbito pronoSpanish
  • دمرPersian
  • altistettu, kallistunut, vatsallaan, kasvoillaan, vino, rähmällään, viettävä, altistunut, kallistettu, kallellaan, taipuvainen, makuultaFinnish
  • enclin, couché sur le ventre, prédisposéFrench
  • cenderung, rentanIndonesian
  • prone, legge seg flatNorwegian
  • prono, inclinadoPortuguese
  • лежащий ничком, предрасположенный, склонный, лицом вниз, лёжа, наклонныйRussian
  • پریشانUrdu

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