• IPA: /pɹəˈpɛnʃ(ə)n/

propension (plural propensions)

  1. (now, rare) Propensity.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 8, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      As for me, my tast is strangely distasted to it's propensions, which in us are produced without the ordinance and direction of our judgement.

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