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inclination

in·cli·na·tion

inclination

pronunciation:
In kl neI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tendency towards; preference; liking.
Unlike her famous sister, she had no inclination for a literary career.She was always annoyed by his inclination to get up early and rattle around in the kitchen.
synonyms:
bent, disposition, leaning, proclivity, propensity
antonyms:
disinclination
similar words:
bias, favor, fondness, penchant, predilection, predisposition, preference, proneness, streak, tendency, trend
definition 2: that to which one is inclined.
Putting things off has always been my inclination.
synonyms:
fancy, liking, penchant, predilection, preference, taste
similar words:
cast, druthers, fondness, leaning, partiality, passion, thing, weakness
definition 3: a downward movement, as of the head or upper body; nod; bow.
synonyms:
bow, nod
similar words:
curtsy, obeisance, salaam
definition 4: a tilt from the horizontal or vertical, or the degree to which something tilts; slant.
synonyms:
gradient, pitch, rake, slant, slope, tilt, tip
similar words:
declination, grade, hill, rise
definition 5: a tilted surface; slope.
synonyms:
cant, gradient, incline, slant, slope, tilt
similar words:
acclivity, declivity, dip
derivation: inclinational (adj.)