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

4 senses of tendency

Sense 1
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")
       => attitude, mental attitude -- (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun")

Sense 2
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 3
tendency, inclination -- (a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink")
       => disposition -- (a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture")

Sense 4
tendency, trend -- (a general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market")
       => direction, way -- (a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home")

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