propensity
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɹəˈpɛnsɪti/
Noun

propensity

  1. An inclination, disposition, tendency, preference, or attraction.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lecture I:
      To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution. It would seem, therefore, that, as a psychologist, the natural thing for me would be to invite you to a descriptive survey of those religious propensities.
    He has a propensity for lengthy discussions of certain favorite topics.
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