Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun propensity

3 senses of propensity

Sense 1
leaning, propensity, tendency -- (an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity")
       => inclination -- (that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music")

Sense 2
proclivity, propensity, leaning -- (a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration")
       => inclination, disposition, tendency -- (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict")

Sense 3
aptness, propensity -- (a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread")
       => disposition -- (a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture")

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