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Another word for tendency

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Noun
  1. The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

    See also:

    meaning

Another word for tendency

Noun
  1. Direction

    See also:

    drift

  2. Inclination

    See also:

    inclination

Synonym Study

  • Tenor , equivalent in this connection to drift , connotes more strongly the clarity or purport of the unstated purpose or objective the general tenor of the Bill of Rights
  • Drift refers either to the course along which something is being carried or driven the drift toward absolute conformity or to a course taken by something that has unstated or unclear implications what is the drift of this argument?
  • Current differs from trend in connoting a clearly defined course, but one also subject to change the current of one's life
  • Trend suggests a general direction, with neither a definite course nor goal, subject to change or fluctuation by some external force a recent trend in literature
  • Tendency refers to an inclination or disposition to move in a particular direction or act in a certain way, esp. as a result of some inherent quality or habit he has a tendency toward exaggeration