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prone

prone

 
 
pronunciation:
pron
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: inclined or disposed; tending (usu. fol. by to).
prone to selfishness
 
synonyms:
apt, disposed, given, inclined, subject, tending
antonyms:
immune, indisposed
similar words:
accustomed, liable, susceptible
definition 2: lying or turned face down or downward.
Two police officers stood over a prone figure on the ground.
synonyms:
procumbent
antonyms:
supine
similar words:
decumbent, flat, horizontal, level, prostrate, reclining, recumbent
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part of speech: adverb
definition: face down or downward.
The dog lay prone on the floor.
similar words:
down
derivations: pronely (adv.), proneness (n.)