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Synonyms for tendency
ˈtɛn dən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inclination, disposition, tendency(noun)

    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

    "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"

    Synonyms:
    lean, temperament, magnetic dip, angle of dip, list, inclining, magnetic inclination, tilt, inclination, trend, angle of inclination, disposal, dip, inclination of an orbit, leaning, disposition, propensity

  2. leaning, propensity, tendency(noun)

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

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

  3. tendency, inclination(noun)

    a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

    "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"

    Synonyms:
    trend, magnetic inclination, list, magnetic dip, lean, angle of dip, propensity, inclination of an orbit, disposition, inclination, leaning, inclining, angle of inclination, tilt, dip

  4. tendency, trend(noun)

    a general direction in which something tends to move

    "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"

    Synonyms:
    trend, movement, propensity, course, disposition, inclination, leaning, vogue, style, drift

Wiktionary

  1. tendency(noun)

    Synonyms:
    trend, penchant, inclination, propensity, disposition

  2. tendency(noun)

    a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.

    Denim has a tendency to fade.

    Synonyms:
    propensity, disposition, trend, penchant, inclination

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tendency

    The aim is the direction in which one shoots, or sometimes that which is aimed at. The mark is that at which one shoots; the goal, that toward which one runs. All alike indicate the direction of endeavor. The end is the point at which one expects or hopes to close his labors; the object, that which he would grasp as the reward of his labors. Aspiration, design, endeavor, purpose, referring to the mental acts by which the aim is attained, are often used as interchangeable with aim. Aspiration applies to what are viewed as noble aims; endeavor, design, intention, purpose, indifferently to the best or worst. Aspiration has less of decision than the other terms; one may aspire to an object, and yet lack the fixedness of purpose by which alone it can be attained. Purpose is stronger than intention. Design especially denotes the adaptation of means to an end; endeavor refers to the exertions by which it is to be attained. One whose aims are worthy, whose aspirations are high, whose designs are wise, and whose purposes are steadfast, may hope to reach the goal of his ambition, and will surely win some object worthy of a life's endeavor. Compare AMBITION; DESIGN.

    Synonyms:
    aim, aspiration, design, determination, end, end, endeavor, endeavor, goal, inclination, intent, intention, mark, object, purpose

    Antonyms:
    aimlessness, avoidance, carelessness, heedlessness, neglect, negligence, oversight, purposelessness, thoughtlessness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tendency(n)

    Synonyms:
    drift, inclination, proclivity, proneness, propensity, bent, predisposition

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tendency":

    trend, propensity, trends, inclination, pattern, tended, orientation, drift

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How to use tendency in a sentence?

  1. Tim Dixon:

    There is a tendency I think for the whole nature of the political polarization to become so distasteful that there's a large number of people who are just stepping back from it altogether and just sort of don't want to choose a side.

  2. Greg Guma:

    But he can be very aggressive, very strong and he speaks loud and in a rat, tat, tat, tat, drum beat. bernie is modulating his temperament. He is a brusque person who has a tendency to be dismissive, but he is accentuating the winning side of his personality.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds... [we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

  4. Tony Li:

    From what I heard, some of the newest technologies can help doctors identify tumors at earlier stages, and that's great, but the internet has a tendency of exaggerating things, giving us enormous false hope.

  5. Donald Trump:

    You've got to be pretty careful with the tanks because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry heavy tanks so we have to put them in certain areas but we have the brand new Sherman tanks and we have the brand new Abrams tanks.

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