Definitions for proclivityproʊˈklɪv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•cliv•i•typroʊˈklɪv ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition.

Origin of proclivity:

1585–95; < L prōclīvitās downward slope, tendency =prōclīv(is) sloping downward, inclined (prō-pro -1+-clīvis, adj. der. of clīvus slope) +-itās -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proclivity, propensity, leaning(noun)

    a natural inclination

    "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"


  1. proclivity(Noun)

    A predisposition or natural inclination, propensity, or a predilection; especially refers to a strong disposition or bent.

  2. Origin: From pro + clivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proclivity(noun)

    inclination; propensity; proneness; tendency

  2. Proclivity(noun)

    readiness; facility; aptitude


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