Definition of Proclivity

1. Noun. A natural inclination. "He has a proclivity for exaggeration"

Exact synonyms: Leaning, Propensity
Generic synonyms: Disposition, Inclination, Tendency



Definition of Proclivity

1. n. Inclination; propensity; proneness; tendency.

Definition of Proclivity

1. Noun. A predisposition or natural inclination, propensity, or a predilection; especially refers to a strong disposition or bent. ¹

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Definition of Proclivity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proclivity

proclaimers
proclaimest
proclaimeth
proclaiming
proclaims
proclamation
proclamations
proclamatory
proclises
proclisis
proclitic
proclitically
proclitics
proclive
proclivities
proclivity (current term)
proclivous
procoagulant
procoele
procoeles
procoelian
procoelians
procognitive
procollagen
procollagens
procompetitive
proconsul
proconsular
proconsulate
proconsulates

Literary usage of Proclivity

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1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1841)
"I contend for the truth of this only, that when the will followeth them, they necessitate the will ; and when a proclivity followeth, they necessitate the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1891)
"... must now be so familiar to our readers as to render further allusion to it superfluous. JSC THE proclivity OF WOMEN TO CANCEROUS DISEASES AND TO CERTAIN ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"64 proclivity. Sii proclivities are all evil. His tendencies or propensities have a wrong bias. The word means downhill tendency. ..."

4. St. Paul's Conception of Christianity by Alexander Balmain Bruce (1894)
"This demonstration the apostle supplies in his statement as to the sinful proclivity of the flesh. The relative section of the Epistle to the Romans is not ..."

5. Right and Duty: Or, Citizen and Soldier; Switzerland Prepared and at Peace by Frederick Arnold Kuenzli (1916)
"But Albrecht's proclivity to tyrannizing over those weaker than himself proved to be his own undoing. In 1308 he was killed by his ward and nephew, ..."

6. Letters of Thomas Edward Brown: Author of 'Fo'c'sle Yarns' by Thomas Edward Brown (1900)
"I don't see how nature could have done more for a man, and all that I mean by an ' art' is the perfectly natural proclivity of culture, the process of ..."

7. The Law Magazine and Law Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of Jurisprudence by William S. Hein & Company (1862)
"In the South, where even white society includes many gradations and some amount of distress, the proclivity to a reverent subservience which marks the negro ..."

8. The Newer Criticism and the Analogy of the Faith: A Reply to Lectures by W by Robert Watts (1882)
"... was unknown in pre-exilic times, he would never have written or published these lectures. Another instance of the Author's proclivity for Generalization ..."

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