Definitions for Propensityprəˈpɛn sɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•pen•si•typrəˈpɛn sɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. a natural inclination or tendency.

  2. Obs. favorable disposition or partiality.

Origin of propensity:

1560–70; propense inclined < L prōpēnsus, ptp. of prōpendēre to hang down, be inclined

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaning, propensity, tendency(noun)

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

  2. proclivity, propensity, leaning(noun)

    a natural inclination

    "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

  3. aptness, propensity(noun)

    a disposition to behave in a certain way

    "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"


  1. propensity(Noun)

    A tendency, preference, or attraction.

    He has a propensity for lengthy discussions of certain favorite topics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propensity(noun)

    the quality or state of being propense; natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency


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