Definition of 'inclination'
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They're dutiful but have little time or inclination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I would not have the time or inclination. The Sun (2017)He might have been an undertaker but, against his natural inclination, he became an avid partygoer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We discipline our natural inclination for freedom without responsibility. Christianity Today (2000)This shows an inclination to avoid the upper part of a vertical frame. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)Yet most of those are primarily musicians with artistic inclinations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This explains why he has neither the time nor the inclination to form his own tastes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The natural inclination of the index finger is to point. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This place needs a tenant with an eye for aesthetics and the inclination to show it off. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Thinking of others also gives us less time and inclination to worry about ourselves. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)It demands allegiance in the teeth of our natural inclinations and normal rational processes. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Learn while you have the time and the inclination. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Collections such as these enforced a natural inclination to conservatism on the part of their founders. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Few chefs teach them and fewer have the inclination or time to learn. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Though she showed an aptitude for science, from an early age her inclinations were artistic. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A hurried glance around and a slight inclination of the head was all the acknowledgment returned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our daughter of 22 months makes a lot of babbling conversation but is showing no real inclination to speak. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You inherit a disposition towards positive or negative effect so there's not much that you can do to switch your natural inclination. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nor do I have the slightest inclination to learn anything more about him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I don't have the time or the slightest inclination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are other big banks out there, but they also seem to show little inclination to compete with the new elite in investment banking. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So now, when they are most in need, investors have little inclination to bail them out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So far, despite the presence of single and available females, they have shown no inclination to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Humans have been turning inedible grass into edible food via livestock since Neolithic times, and we show precious little inclination to stop. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At 84 I feel no inclination to go out rioting anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'inclination'
British English: inclination NOUN
An inclination is a feeling that makes you want to act in a particular way.
He had neither the time nor the inclination to think of other things.
Definition of inclination from the Collins English Dictionary
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