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Synonyms for propensity
prəˈpɛn sɪ tipropen·si·ty

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. propensity

    Synonyms:
    bent, predilection, proclivity

Princeton's WordNet3.3 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. propensitynoun

    Synonyms:
    inclination, PRONENESS

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How to use propensity in a sentence?

  1. Scott Burris:

    People with mental illness have a higher propensity to commit suicide not mass homicides, angry, young men are probably the greatest risk factor for gun violence, and they’ll click off none of the boxes for mental illness.

  2. Dan Crenshaw:

    When you're a liberal there’s a propensity for action, even if that action is not effective, there’s a propensity for virtue-signaling even when that signaling is not effective.

  3. Manik Narain:

    It's certainly fair to say that foreign investors are concerned about the extent to which the purges will impact stability over the near to medium term, and what the impact on business confidence and investment propensity will be.

  4. Laith Khalaf:

    This is the total opposite of 2013 when active UK funds posted large outperformance of the FTSE All Share, performance over both years can be largely explained by active manager's propensity to hold more mid-caps than the market weighting. This served them well in 2013 but has proved a drag in 2014 when it is the blue chips that have outperformed.

  5. The CDC:

    The emergence of this variant raises concerns of a potential increase in transmissibility or propensity for SARS-CoV-2 re-infection of individuals.


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