Another word for tendency
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These nouns refer to the direction or course of an action or thought. Tendency implies a predisposition to proceed in a particular way: “The tendency of our own day is … towards firm, solid, verifiable knowledge” (William H. Mallock). Trend often applies to a general or prevailing direction, especially within a particular sphere: “the trend of religious thought in recent times” (James Harvey Robinson). Current suggests a course or flow, as of opinion, especially one representative of a given time or place: “the whole current of modern feeling” (James Bryce). A drift is a tendency that seems driven by a shifting current: a drift toward communism in Latin America. Tenor implies a continuous, unwavering course: “His conduct was … uniform and unvarying in its tenor” (Frederick Marryat). Inclination usually refers to an individual's propensity for or disposition toward one thing rather than another: an inclination to overindulge in sweets.
Another word for tendencynoun
An inclination to something:bent, bias, cast, disposition, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, squint, trend, turn. See approach, like
The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse:aim, burden2, drift, intent, meaning, purport, substance, tenor, thrust. See meaning