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propensity

pro·pen·si·ty

propensity

 
pronunciation:
pr pen sih ti
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: propensities
definition: a natural or inborn tendency, aptitude, or preference (often fol. by to or for).
He always had a propensity to lie, even when he had no need to cover up anything.
synonyms:
aptitude, bent, disposition, inclination, penchant, predisposition, proclivity, tendency
antonyms:
antipathy
similar words:
capability, capacity, cast, gift, instinct, knack, leaning, predilection, preference, talent, turn, weakness