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proclivity (prəˈklɪvɪtɪ Pronunciation for proclivity



(plural) -ties
  1. a tendency or inclination

Word Origin

C16: from Latin prōclīvitās, from prōclīvis steep, from pro-1 + clīvus a slope

Example Sentences Including 'proclivity'

Experts are intrigued at Kerala's proclivity for dna testing.
India Today (1996)
Mr. Lirmak, who has a proclivity for philosophizing, preferred to think of it as a business credo by the rules of the jungle.
Globe and Mail (2003)
On one occasion someone came to me concerned about what she felt might have been the proclivity of a priest.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Prejudice (an irrational hostility towards an idea) is an inherent human proclivity.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Remember her natural proclivity for romanticizing, not to say deception; she may not be speaking the truth.
Parker, Julia The Zodiac Family
She should know things inside out, and besides," Daddy said, `she seems to have a proclivity toward mechanical things.
Andrews, Virginia Web of Dreams


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