What does proclivity mean?

Definitions for proclivityproʊˈklɪv ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word proclivity.

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

  3. Origin: [L. proclivitas: cf. F. proclivit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Proclivity

    prō-kliv′i-ti, n. an inclining forward: tendency: inclination: aptitude.—adjs. Proclive′, inclining to a thing: having a natural tendency: prone; Proclī′vous, slanting forward and downward. [L. proclivitasproclivus, having a slope forward—pro, forward, clivus, a slope.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proclivity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proclivity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.

  2. Caglar Yildirim:

    We are working on identifying the nomophobic students and what other psychological factors may play a role in young adults’ proclivity to nomophobia.

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