1. [syn: proclivity, propensity, leaning]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Proclivity \Pro*cliv"i*ty\, n. [L. proclivitas: cf. F.
1. Inclination; propensity; proneness; tendency. "A
proclivity to steal." --Abp. Bramhall.
2. Readiness; facility; aptitude.
He had such a dexterous proclivity as his teachers
were fain to restrain his forwardness. --Sir H.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for
exaggeration" [syn: proclivity, propensity, leaning]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
81 Moby Thesaurus words for "proclivity":
a thing for, affinity, animus, aptitude, aptness, bag, bent, bias,
cast, character, chosen kind, conatus, conduciveness, constitution,
cup of tea, delight, diathesis, disposition, druthers, eagerness,
eccentricity, fancy, fascination, favor, feeling for, grain,
idiosyncrasy, inclination, inclining, individualism, kidney,
leaning, liability, liking, make, makeup, mental set, mettle, mind,
mind-set, mold, mutual affinity, mutual attraction, nature,
partiality, particular choice, penchant, personal choice,
predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, prepossession,
probability, proneness, propensity, readiness, sensitivity to, set,
slant, soft spot, stamp, strain, streak, stripe, style,
susceptibility, sympathy, taste, temper, temperament, tendency,
thing, tropism, turn, turn of mind, twist, type, warp, weakness,