Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Consideration; a pondering, careful thought or attention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Perpension.

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  • noun obsolete perpension

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Talbot's perpensity for scoring big goals started in junior hockey.

    Talbot takes on superhero role with pair of Game 7 goals

  • Where as the countries perpensity for funding terrorism around the globe with greater threat.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2006

  • Where as the countries perpensity for funding terrorism around the globe with greater threat.

    CNN Transcript Jun 10, 2006

  • The present argument is the most abstracted that ever I engaged in; it strains my faculties to their highest stretch, and I desire the reader to attend with utmost perpensity, for I now proceed to unravel this knotty point.

    A Tale of a Tub

  • When your father happens to be in the same line of work as you, is one of the most well known people in that line of work and is known for his perpensity to allow his dark side take over from time to time … and then you go ahead and mimic some ...

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  • Gouging via inflated prices. unneeded or over testing. perpensity for the status quo.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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  • All the referenced quotes are merely misspellings of propensity. Perpensity is not a word.

    May 23, 2010

  • Check the definitions--it's archaic, but it is indeed a word.

    The first three quotes are misspellings, but the fourth, from Swift, is proper usage.

    May 23, 2010

  • lance666 isn't a word.

    May 23, 2010