What does proneness mean?

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prone·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pronenessnoun

    being disposed to do something

    "accident proneness"

Wiktionary

  1. pronenessnoun

    The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man.

  2. pronenessnoun

    The state of lying with the face down.

  3. pronenessnoun

    Descent; declivity; as, the proneness of a hill.

  4. pronenessnoun

    Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pronenessnoun

    the quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man

  2. Pronenessnoun

    the state of lying with the face down; -- opposed to supineness

  3. Pronenessnoun

    descent; declivity; as, the proneness of a hill

  4. Pronenessnoun

    inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proneness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proneness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of proneness in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.

  2. Matthew Arnold:

    It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    • A. adscripted
    • B. butch
    • C. ravening
    • D. occlusive

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