Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a specified tendency or disposition; inclined: inclinable to laziness.
  • adj. Favorably disposed; amenable: inclinable to our urgings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being inclined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Leaning; tending.
  • adj. Having a propensity of will or feeling; leaning in disposition; disposed; propense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Leaning; tending.
  • Having a mental bent or tendency in a certain direction; inclined; somewhat disposed: as, a mind inclinable to truth.
  • Capable of being inclined.

Etymologies

incline +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And this makes men (who in all things are apt to measure God by themselves, though he himself tells us that his ways are not as our ways) inclinable to think that God does so too, that he first projects, and then consults his wisdom how to execute.

    Motherly Advice

  • She had fatigued herself so much, (growing sensibly weaker) that she sunk her head upon her pillows, ready to faint; and we withdrew to the window, looking upon one another; but could not tell what to say; and yet both seemed inclinable to speak: but the motion passed over in silence.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Miss Howe says, though prefaced with an alas! that her charming friend loves me: she must therefore yearn after this reconciliation — prospects so fair — if she showed me any compassion; seemed inclinable to spare me, and to make the most favourable construction: I cannot but say, that it would be impossible not to show her some.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But I am inclinable to believe that, with a view to happiness, however two mild tempers might agree, two high ones would make sad work of it, both at one time violent and unyielding.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Charlotte asked if I did not still seem inclinable to do the lady justice, if she would accept of me?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • We left the company with great difficulty at about eleven, my dear master having been up all night before, and we being at the greatest distance from home; though they seemed inclinable not to break up so soon, as they were neighbours; and the ladies said,

    Pamela

  • Your honour indeed told me so, said Mrs. Jervis: but I never found her inclinable to think herself in a fault.

    Pamela

  • There is no such thing as seeing him with indif-ference But, so earnestly invited, how could I deny; especially as my cousins were inclinable to go?

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Not one of the company, at his quitting it, seemed inclinable to piove.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Notwithstanding this intelligence, I was inclinable to impute some part of the charge to

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

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