American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An innate inclination; a tendency. See Synonyms at predilection.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bent of mind, natural or acquired; inclination; natural tendency; disposition to anything good or evil, particularly to evil: as, a propensity to gamble.
- n. Synonyms Bias, Inclination, etc. See bent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency.
- n. a disposition to behave in a certain way
- n. a natural inclination
- n. an inclination to do something
- From propense, inclined, from Latin prōpēnsus, past participle of prōpendēre, to be inclined; see propend. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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