proclivity n : a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration" [syn: propensity, leaning]
Etymologypro: toward clivus: a slope.
- Rhymes with: -ɪvɪti
Usage notesThe word has a mildly negative connotation.
A predisposition or natural inclination, propensity, or a predilection
- German: Hang
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