pro|cliv|i|ty

pro|cliv|i|ty «proh KLIHV uh tee», noun, plural -ties.
tendency; inclination; predisposition; leaning; propensity: »

The old woman had a proclivity for finding fault. There are many spots in Florida that attract people with a proclivity for uncrowded but urbane resort life (New Yorker).

SYNONYM(S): bias, bent.
[< Latin prōclivitās < prōclīvis prone to; (literally) sloping, inclining < prō- forward + clīvus a slope, related to clīnāre to bend. Compare etym. under acclivity. (Cf.acclivity)]

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