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proclivity

[proh-kliv-i-tee] /proʊˈklɪv ɪ ti/
noun, plural proclivities.
1.
natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition:
a proclivity to meticulousness.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin prōclīvitās tendency, literally, a steep descent, steepness, equivalent to prōclīv(is) sloping forward, steep (prō- pro-1 + clīv(us) slope + -is adj. suffix) + -itās -ity
Synonyms
bent, leaning, disposition.
Antonyms
aversion.
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proclivity

/prəˈklɪvɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a tendency or inclination
Word Origin
C16: from Latin prōclīvitās, from prōclīvis steep, from pro-1 + clīvus a slope
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Word Origin and History for proclivities'

proclivity

n.

1590s, from Middle French proclivité or directly from Latin proclivitatem (nominative proclivitas) "a tendency, predisposition, propensity," from proclivis "prone to," literally "sloping, inclined," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + clivus "a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei "to lean" (see lean (v.)).

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