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Noun: propensity  pru'pen-su-tee
  1. An inclination to do something
    "he felt propensities toward frivolity";
    - leaning, tendency
  2. A natural inclination
    "he has a propensity for exaggeration";
    - proclivity, leaning
  3. A disposition to behave in a certain way
    "the propensity of disease to spread";
    - aptness

Derived forms: propensities

Type of: disposition, inclination, tendency

Encyclopedia: Propensity