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inclination

in·cli·na·tion

inclination

pronunciation:
In kl neI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a natural tendency towards.
Her inclination to tell lies left her with few friends.
synonyms:
disposition
similar words:
bias, favor, preference, proneness, streak, tendency, trend
definition 2: a liking or preference.
My inclination is to buy a new dress rather than repair this old one.
synonyms:
fancy, liking, preference, taste
similar words:
passion, thing, weakness
definition 3: a slope; slant.
The steep inclination of the hill prevented them from climbing it.
synonyms:
pitch, slant, slope, tilt
similar words:
grade, hill, rise
derivation: inclinational (adj.)