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Synonyms for tendency
ˈtɛn dən siten·den·cy

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. tendencynoun

    Synonyms:
    trend, penchant, inclination, propensity, disposition

  2. tendencynoun

    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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. inclination, disposition, tendencynoun

    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, tendencynoun

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

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

  3. tendency, inclinationnoun

    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, trendnoun

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tendencynoun

    Synonyms:
    inclination, leaning, direction, determination, bearing, bent, bias, drift, course, aim, scope, proclivity, aptitude, proneness, predisposition, propensity, turn, disposition, liability

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tendencynoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Walter Lippmann:

    The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.

  2. Lindy Willmott:

    Doctors ’ natural tendency is to treat in this way, and to take another path requires one or more conversations with the patient and family, such conversations are difficult, and doctors are time-poor.

  3. Jonathan Jiang:

    The tendency that humans try to destroy ourselves is the greatest danger.

  4. Karl Rove:

    There is a natural tendency, as you near the end, for partisans to come home, and the race really looks to be moving into his direction.

  5. Pete Docter:

    People are funny -- they are able to project personality onto anything. I remember as a kid I spent a $ 5 bill once and felt so bad because the other $ 5 bill was now going to be lonely without all the other bills I had in my wallet, you just invest these dead things with life and that is our tendency as people. So animation takes advantage of that, grabs on to it, and runs with it.


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