AskDefine | Define proclivity

Dictionary Definition

proclivity n : a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration" [syn: propensity, leaning]

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English

Etymology

pro: toward clivus: a slope.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A predisposition or natural inclination, propensity, or a predilection; especially refers to a strong disposition or bent.

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Usage notes

The word has a mildly negative connotation.

Translations

A predisposition or natural inclination, propensity, or a predilection

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