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Synonyms for propensity
prəˈpɛn sɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaning, propensity, tendency(noun)

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

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

  2. proclivity, propensity, leaning(noun)

    a natural inclination

    "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

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

  3. aptness, propensity(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. propensity(noun)

    Synonyms:
    proclivity, propension

  2. propensity(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. propensity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    inclination, PRONENESS

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How to use propensity in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Alexis Coe:

    The propensity to put Washington on a pedestal does us no favors, it keeps us removed from the man George Washington, because it's a dishonest reading of New York Life.

  3. David Nicholson:

    We have no reason to believe that ubrogepant has any propensity to induce liver injury.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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