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Another word for inclination

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Noun
  1. Deviation from a particular direction

      1. The end of a pointed or projecting object.
      2. A piece or an attachment, such as a cap or ferrule, meant to be fitted to the end of something else:
      3. To furnish with a tip.
      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline:
      2. To move or walk:
      3. To cause to slope:
      1. To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope:
      2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
      3. To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
      1. A long-handled implement with a row of projecting teeth at its head, used especially to gather leaves or to loosen or smooth earth.
      2. A device that resembles such an implement.
      3. To gather or move with or as if with a rake:
      1. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other:
      2. A considerable number; a long series:
      3. To make a list of; itemize:
      1. To bend or slant away from the vertical.
      2. To incline the weight of the body so as to be supported:
      3. To rely for assistance or support:
      1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
      2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
      3. To cause to lean, slant, or slope:
      1. The rounded posterior portion of the human foot under and behind the ankle.
      2. The corresponding part of the hind foot of other vertebrates.
      3. A similar anatomical part, such as the fleshy rounded base of the human palm or the hind toe of a bird.
      1. A rate of inclination; a slope.
      2. An ascending or descending part; an incline.
      3. The rate at which a physical quantity, such as temperature or pressure, changes in response to changes in a given variable, especially distance.
      1. A stage or degree in a process.
      2. A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity:
      3. An accepted level or standard.
      1. Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope.
      2. A slanted or oblique surface.
      3. A thrust or motion that tilts something.

Another word for inclination

Noun
  1. A tendency

  2. A bow

    See also:

    bow

  3. A slope

      1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
      2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
      3. To cause to lean, slant, or slope:
      1. To lower the status, rank, or salary of:
      2. To minimize the importance, value, or reputation of:
      3. A descending slope, as in a road.
      1. A stage or degree in a process.
      2. A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity:
      3. An accepted level or standard.
    See also:

    hill

  4. A trend

      1. Altered from an originally straight or even condition:
      2. Determined to take a course of action:
      3. Corrupt; venal.
      1. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
      2. The art or action of directing a musical or theatrical production.
      3. An authoritative order or command:
      1. To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope:
      2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
      3. To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
    See also:

    drift

  5. A slant

      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other:
      2. A considerable number; a long series:
      3. To make a list of; itemize:
      1. To bend or slant away from the vertical.
      2. To incline the weight of the body so as to be supported:
      3. To rely for assistance or support:
      1. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap:
      2. A steep natural incline.
      3. An artificial embankment.
      1. An upward slope, as of a hill.
      1. The angle or inclination of a line or surface that meets another at any angle but 90°.
      2. Two rules joined together as adjustable arms used to measure or draw angles of any size or to fix a surface at an angle.
      3. To cut at an inclination that forms an angle other than a right angle:
      1. A downward slope, as of a hill.
      1. An inclined surface or roadway connecting different levels.
      2. A mobile staircase by which passengers board and leave an aircraft.
      3. A concave bend of a handrail where a sharp change in level or direction occurs, as at a stair landing.
      1. To fish with a hook and line.
      2. To try to get something by indirect or artful means:
      3. A fishhook or fishing tackle.
      1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
      2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
      3. To cause to lean, slant, or slope:
      1. To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline:
      2. To move or walk:
      3. To cause to slope:
      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
    See also:

    grade

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