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Definition of "proclivity" [pro•cliv•i•ty]

  • A natural propensity or inclination; predisposition. See Synonyms at predilection. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proclivity" in a sentence
  • "Or perhaps the two of them share a certain proclivity for denial in the face of evidence and facts."
  • "Posturing seems to be the main proclivity of our right wing today."
  • ""Too many people associate Muslims with terrorists, that is, a proclivity to violence or people who are not patriotic to this country," Al-Qatami said."