from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Obsolete form of inclined.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of encline.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • If I concerned myself with the thoughts and attitudes of others, dependant upon the experts, walking behind them like a pied piper's rat, i wouldn't even feel enclined to rise out of bed for the day; Ladies, we need to realize we do not need the so called experts; fat lot of good they've done anyway; we need good old fashioned, tried and true, timeless commonsense and the strength to be ourselves!!

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • And I've never taken the plane in my whole life, but watching this, I'm not enclined at all to come to America, country of all liberties ...

    The Future of Air Travel

  • I am 73 years of age and for at least the last fifty years of my life the Republicans have been vicious, obstructionist and enclined to slap any hand offered to them in friendship or compromise.

    The Future of Bipartisanship

  • But, proceeded I, since I find that I have excited your curiosity, that you may not go away with a doubt that may be injurious to the most admirable of women, I am enclined to hint to you what I have in the third place to blame her for.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And having remained an indifferent long while, observing divers behaviours in the king: he saw, how enclined himselfe first to one man, then another, bestowing on one a Castle, a Towne on another, and Baronnies on divers, som-what indiscreetly, as giving away bountiful to men of no merit.

    The Decameron

  • But admit, that I were enclined unto a mercifull and compassionate minde, yet thou art none of them, on whome milde and gracious mercy should any way declare her effects.

    The Decameron

  • I am amorously enclined, and especially to you, because you are well worthy of it.

    The Decameron

  • Carracke of the Catelans then there being: mooving the Ladie in the matter, to understand how shee stoode enclined, because urgent occasions called him thence to Cyprus.

    The Decameron

  • And frequenting the company of civill youths, observing also the cariage of Gentlemen, especially such as were amorously enclined: he grew to a beginning in short time (to the wonder of every one) not onely to understand the first instruction of letters, but also became most skilfull, even amongst them that were best exercised in Philosophy.

    The Decameron

  • But it is no maruell that he, which hath once enclined himselfe to the fabulous reports of the common people, should oftentimes fall into error.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.