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Another word for tendency

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Noun
  1. An inclination to something

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

      1. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      2. To cause to project or extend:
      3. To force into a specified condition or situation:
      1. The general course or character of something:
      2. The word, phrase, or subject with which the vehicle of a metaphor is identified, as life in
      3. The general meaning; the purport or drift:
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
      1. To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; claim or profess:
      2. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
      3. Intention; purpose:
      1. The denotation, referent, or idea associated with a word or phrase:
      2. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
      3. An interpreted goal, intent, or end:
      1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
      2. The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
      3. Firmly fixed; concentrated:
      1. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
      2. To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
      3. To live or behave without a clear purpose or goal:
      1. Something that is carried.
      2. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
      3. A source of great worry or stress; weight:
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
    See also:

    meaning

Another word for tendency

Noun
  1. Direction

      1. Belonging to the present time:
      2. Being in progress now:
      3. Passing from one to another; circulating:
      1. A general tendency or course of events:
      2. Current style; vogue:
      3. The general direction of something:
      1. Altered from an originally straight or even condition:
      2. Determined to take a course of action:
      3. Corrupt; venal.
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
      1. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
      2. To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
      3. To live or behave without a clear purpose or goal:
    See also:

    drift

  2. Inclination

      1. Altered from an originally straight or even condition:
      2. Determined to take a course of action:
      3. Corrupt; venal.
      1. A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric:
      2. A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment.
      3. An unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice.
      1. The general course or character of something:
      2. The word, phrase, or subject with which the vehicle of a metaphor is identified, as life in
      3. The general meaning; the purport or drift:
      1. An inclination, tendency, or preference.
    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