propensity

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/prəʊˈpɛnsɪti/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/prəˈpɛnsɪti/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(prə pensi tē)

Inflections of 'propensity' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": propensities

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pro•pen•si•ty /prəˈpɛnsɪti/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ties. 
  1. a natural tendency or preference:a propensity for lying.
See -pend-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pro•pen•si•ty  (prə pensi tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. a natural inclination or tendency:a propensity to drink too much.
  2. [Obs.]favorable disposition or partiality.
  • propense + -ity 1560–70
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bent, leaning, disposition, penchant, proclivity.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
propensity /prəˈpɛnsɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. a natural tendency or disposition
  2. obsolete partiality
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin prōpensus inclined to, from prōpendēre to propend
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