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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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tendency(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tendency(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce tendency?

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How to use tendency in a sentence?

  1. Milton Friedman:

    Most economic fallacies derive - from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.

  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. Tony Blair:

    I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly There is a tendency for the world to say to America, the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out, and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.

  4. Barack Obama:

    People have a tendency when the fires are put out, once the cars aren't being tipped over...then folks want to go back and focus on whatever reality TV thing is going on.

  5. Leon Trotsky:

    If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.


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