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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. Suzanne Neufang:

    There is this propensity for business people and government officials and politicians and others to need to get in front of their constituents.

  2. Benjamin Haydon:

    The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.

  3. Alveda King:

    My favorite guest appearance before becoming a contributor was being on a Huckabee Christmas show, i appreciated the programming( during) the Christmas season and the propensity to include lineups with Contemporary Christian guests.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is self-centric has a propensity to put own appearance picture with almost everything & everyone to get the praise merely for his/her own face from the people.

  5. Matt Paul:

    These are Iowans who will have a very high propensity to caucus, the people in a busy summer weekend that come to Cedar Rapids on a Sunday afternoon to sit through 19 speeches are people who are absolutely going to caucus.

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