Definition of Proneness

1. Noun. Being disposed to do something. "Accident proneness"

Generic synonyms: Disposition
Derivative terms: Prone



Definition of Proneness

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

Definition of Proneness

1. Noun. The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man. ¹

2. Noun. The state of lying with the face down. ¹

3. Noun. Descent; declivity; as, the proneness of a hill. ¹

4. Noun. Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proneness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proneness

pronatalists
pronate
pronated
pronates
pronating
pronation
pronations
pronator
pronatores
pronators
prone
prone float
prone out
prone to
pronely
proneness (current term)
pronenesses
pronephra
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pronephroi
pronephros
pronephroses
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prones
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proneur
proneural
proneuronal
proneurs
prong

Literary usage of Proneness

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1. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"Akin to this taste {or proneness gossip is a certain proneness to sink into low comedy. S/^0"7 There is a fragment of ..."

2. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1830)
"It appears that man's nature is greatly depraved, by an apparent proneness to an exceeding stupidity and sottishness in those things wherein his duty and ..."

3. The Works of President Edwards: With a Memoir of His Life by Jonathan Edwards, Sereno Edwards Dwight (1829)
"It appears that man's nature is greatly depraved, by an apparent proneness to an exceeding stupidity and sottishness in those things wherein his duty and ..."

4. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards (1844)
"I shall instance in two things, viz., men's proneness to idolatry ; and so general and great a disregard of eternal things, as appears in them that live ..."

5. History of the Problems of Philosophy by Paul Janet, Gabriel Séailles (1902)
"I conceive it to be part of our constitution that what we have been accustomed to do, we acquire not only a facility but a proneness to do in like occasions ..."

6. Observations on the Mussulmauns of India: Descriptive of Their Manners by Hasan 'Ali, B. Mir Hasan 'Ali, Mrs B Mı̄r Ḣasan ʻAlı̄, B. Mīr Ḣasan ʻAlī (1832)
"He inquires their reasons for persecuting her.—Is instrumental in appeasing their malignity. —Endeavours to remove their prejudice.— proneness of Asiatics ..."

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