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  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. prone

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

    indisposed, disinclined, unapt, averse, upright

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. proneadjective

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

  2. proneadjective

    sloping, inclining

  3. proneadjective

    disposed, inclined, tending

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "prone":

    inclined, susceptible, likely, exposed, vulnerable, subject

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  1. Esther Herzfeld:

    Even when the kids are going to a movie, what if the movie is on the second floor of the theater and that theater doesn’t have an elevator? there are one or two theaters locally that have been very kind— [saying] if you let us know 24 hours in advance, we’ll bring that movie down to the first floor. Things like parades and hanging out with clubs, which [Tziporah and Rivka] would be more prone to do, they don’t do for fear of being knocked over or pushed over— they’ll absolutely fall. They don’t have the balance.

  2. Jerry Murphy:

    Initially, my experience was that black Americans were more prone to invest in real estate - things they could touch, feel, see.

  3. David Vines:

    We'll see if proning helps, and if so, how long should they be in the prone position.

  4. 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.

  5. Daniel Swain:

    The commonality that we're seeing across most fire-prone regions on Earth is an increase in the number of extreme fire weather days, and also an increase in the magnitude of the very worst severe fire weather days, and that is linked to human-caused climate change.

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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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