1. (archaic) Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone
    women propense to holiness
    • 1739, David Hume, Treatise of Human Nature Book 3: Of Morals
      The most immediate effects of pleasure and pain are the propense and averse motions of the mind; which are diversified into volition, into desire and aversion, grief and joy, hope and fear
    • 1668, Desiderius Erasmus, translated by John Wilson, The Praise of Folly
      […] women are so earnestly delighted with this kind of men, as being more propense by nature to pleasure and toys.

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