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Synonyms for propensity
prəˈpɛn sɪ tipropen·si·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. propensitynoun

    Synonyms:
    proclivity, propension

  2. propensitynoun

    A tendency, preference, or attraction.

    He has a propensity for lengthy discussions of certain favorite topics.

    Synonyms:
    proclivity, propension

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. propensity

    Appetite is used only of the demands of the physical system, unless otherwise expressly stated, as when we say an appetite for knowledge; passion includes all excitable impulses of our nature, as anger, fear, love, hatred, etc. Appetite is thus more animal than passion; and when we speak of passions and appetites as conjoined or contrasted, we think of the appetites as wholly physical and of the passions as, in part at least, mental or spiritual. We say an appetite for food, a passion for fame. Compare DESIRE.

    Compare ANTIPATHY.

    Synonyms:
    appetency, appetite, craving, desire, disposition, impulse, inclination, liking, longing, lust, passion, proclivity, proneness, relish, thirst, zest

    Antonyms:
    antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, disrelish, distaste, hatred, indifference, loathing, repugnance, repulsion

    Preposition:
    He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. propensity

    Synonyms:
    bent, predilection, proclivity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaning, propensity, tendencynoun

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

    Synonyms:
    trend, tendency, list, aptness, proclivity, inclination, leaning, disposition, lean, tilt

  2. proclivity, propensity, leaningnoun

    a natural inclination

    "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

    Synonyms:
    list, aptness, proclivity, tendency, leaning, lean, inclination, tilt

  3. aptness, propensitynoun

    a disposition to behave in a certain way

    "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"

    Synonyms:
    leaning, appositeness, tendency, proclivity, aptness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. propensitynoun

    Synonyms:
    inclination, PRONENESS

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How to use propensity in a sentence?

  1. Mike Noble:

    If you can trim off a little bit of the folks who you know absolutely will vote, Sun Belt is far more effective than trying to turn out folks who have a very low propensity of voting.

  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.

  3. John Miller:

    The propensity of the violence sometimes boils down to the individual, nothing compares to any past threats ; we have never had Americans fighting Americans on the streets of the nation's capital probably since the Civil War.

  4. Andre Bakhos:

    We're coming off a very strong performance, a market that has shown tremendous resilience and a strong propensity of 'coming back', chances are, the bulk of the action will take place Monday and Tuesday and then (traders) will turn their machines off.

  5. Andre Bakhos:

    We're coming off a very strong performance, a market that has shown tremendous resilience and a strong propensity of coming back.


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