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Another word for inclination

  1. Deviation from a particular direction

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Synonym Study

  • Proclivity usually suggests strong inclination as a result of habitual indulgence, usually toward something bad or wrong a proclivity to falsehood
  • Bent and propensity imply a natural or inherent inclination coupled with a skill or ability, the latter also connoting an almost uncontrollable attraction she has a bent for art, he has a propensity for getting into trouble
  • Leaning suggests a general inclination toward something but implies only the direction of attraction and not the final choice Dr. Green had always had a leaning toward the study of law
  • Inclination refers to a more or less vague mental disposition toward some action, practice, or thing he had an inclination to refuse