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pro·pen·si·ty

 (prə-pĕn′sĭ-tē)
n. pl. pro·pen·si·ties
An innate inclination; a tendency.

[From propense, inclined, from Latin prōpēnsus, past participle of prōpendēre, to be inclined; see propend.]
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propensity

(prəˈpɛnsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a natural tendency or disposition
2. obsolete partiality
Also: propension
[C16: from Latin prōpensus inclined to, from prōpendēre to propend]
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pro•pen•si•ty

(prəˈpɛn sɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a natural inclination or tendency.
2. Obs. favorable disposition or partiality.
[1560–70; propense inclined < Latin prōpēnsus, past participle of prōpendēre to hang down, be inclined]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propensity - an inclination to do somethingpropensity - an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"
inclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
2.propensity - a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
inclination, tendency, disposition - 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"
3.propensity - a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"
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propensity

noun tendency, leaning, weakness, inclination, bent, liability, bias, disposition, penchant, susceptibility, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, aptness She hadn't reckoned on his propensity for violence.
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propensity

noun
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Translations

propensity

[prəˈpensɪtɪ] Npropensión f (to a)
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propensity

[prəʊˈpɛnsɪti] npropension f
a propensity for sth → une propension à qch
a propensity for doing sth → une propension à faire qch
a propensity to do sth → une propension à faire qch
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propensity

nHang m, → Neigung f(to zu); to have a propensity for somethingeinen Hang zu etw haben; to have a propensity to do something or for doing somethingdazu neigen, etw zu tun, die Neigung or den Hang haben, etw zu tun
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propensity

[prəˈpɛnsɪtɪ] ntendenza
propensity (for) → propensione f (per)
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