proneness


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prone

 (prōn)
adj.
1. Lying with the front or face downward.
2. Having a tendency; inclined. Often used in combination: paper that is prone to yellowing; an accident-prone child.
adv.
In a prone manner: The patient was lying prone on the bed.

[Middle English, inclined, disposed, from Latin prōnus, leaning forward; see per in Indo-European roots.]

prone′ly adv.
prone′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proneness - being disposed to do something; "accident proneness"
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

proneness

noun
Translations

proneness

[ˈprəʊnnɪs] Npropensión f, predisposición f (to a)

proneness

nNeigung f(to zu)
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I was so fearful of this at first, that I humbled myself to intimate to him, in private, my apprehensions of Arthur's proneness to these excesses, and to express a hope that he would not encourage it.
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The honest man who had expended the sweat of his brow became uneasy, and began to complain with bitterness of the proneness of mankind to cheat him--him invested with the dignity of Labour!
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