Noun(1) an inclination to do something(2) a natural inclination(3) a disposition to behave in a certain way
(1) Towards the end of his reign he showed an increasing propensity for paranoia.(2) Those that succeed do so with grace and with what seems to be a natural propensity to invent.(3) He doesn't suffer fools gladly and has a propensity for telling the truth.(4) Others find her propensity for tacky glamour and ostentatious lack of decent clothing a little too much to bear.(5) That propensity to be overwhelmed by external stimuli also means she is unable to drive.(6) For the majority of young people, a propensity to blush is a natural, if embarrassing, aspect of adolescence.(7) I was not always a good person, and there's a part of everyone that has a propensity to do bad.(8) a propensity for violence(9) It's not particularly attractive or impressive and it has the propensity to fall over when it gets too tall for its pot.(10) Every advance in knowledge has to be earned by a painful struggle against our spontaneous propensity for ignorance.(11) Their propensity for misalignment and poor passing was only exceeded by their ability to kick good ball away.(12) their innate propensity to attack one another(13) Now with the increased propensity of sloth in my lifestyle, I am getting out of shape.(14) The main problem here is the propensity of the land to flood, and Edinburgh council are still debating the best solutions.(15) In the battle for customers, a propensity to boast loudly and publicly about rate cuts is not always matched by a desire to cut profits.(16) his propensity for violence
1. tendency ::
2. proclivity ::
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Civil servants have a documented
PROPENSITY to, you know, snap, so...
The Big Bang Theory Season 1, Episode 3
My family history factoring in longevity,
PROPENSITY for disease, et cetera.
The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 2
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