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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 for "tendency":

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

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How to use tendency in a sentence?

  1. Vaile Wright:

    One of the unhealthy behaviors we see is avoidance. We have a tendency to avoid and put off during tax season. What happens is that when we continue to avoid over a long term, we are inadvertently telling ourselves that this task is so hard, we can not deal with it, and it becomes overwhelming, i encourage people to do the things to prepare ahead of time. Also, if you have good healthy habits in place, don't abandon them.

  2. 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.

  3. Felice Leonardo (Leo) Buscaglia, Ph.D.:

    Don't avoid people who create negative states within you. We have a tendency to turn around and walk away, but they are going to require you to reevaluate yourself and see yourself in a new light. Sally doesn't upset you. You upset you. She puts you in a negative state because she doesn't meet your expectations. Well, tough for you.

  4. Jeff Kofman:

    Due to slow and measured way of speaking, President Trump has a far lower total word count than usual for a politician ; 380 for this sample, where the average across all speakers is 486, additionally, President Trump has a tendency to swallow some of the prefixes and suffixes of President Trump words ; for example, the word ‘ incredible ’ in the phrase ‘ That's something. And I'm honored by your incredible support and grateful for your commitment to our shared cause ’ was rendered as ‘ credible,' Kofman went on to say. Nancy Pelosi came in last among the 15 politicians, with a 96.01 percent accuracy, according to Trint's findings. Kofman added that the accuracy can also be affected simply by recording quality – which has nothing to do with person’s speech patterns. For example, some errors occurred because the Trint system missed words that were spoken away from the microphone.

  5. Nick Merrill:

    I know there's a tendency to ascribe political motives to all she does. But what you saw yesterday was simply a woman who isn't going to stand by and watch other women be bullied, insulted and demeaned, and more broadly, as you heard her say in her speech, when it comes to standing up for core American values, she's going to speak out.


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