What does Propensity mean?

Definitions for Propensityprəˈpɛn sɪ ti

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Propensity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Propensity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.

  2. Chief William Riley:

    They knew his propensity to act crazy. Evidently he was deteriorating, and they saw it happening.

  3. Benjamin Haydon:

    There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.

  4. Jane Austen:

    Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

  5. Carl Sagan:

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

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