noun, plural proclivities.
natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition: a proclivity to meticulousness.

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

bent, leaning, disposition.

aversion. Unabridged
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proclivity (prəˈklɪvɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
a tendency or inclination
[C16: from Latin prōclīvitās, from prōclīvis steep, from pro-1 + clīvus a slope]

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Word Origin & History

1591, from L. proclivitatem (nom. proclivitas) "a tendency, propensity," from proclivis "prone to," lit. "sloping," from pro- "forward" + clivus "a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei "to lean" (see lean (v.)).
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Example sentences
His proclivity for gaining weight became a topic of public discussion.
In time, he made his art out of this proclivity.
The name signifies their proclivity toward global worldviews and
  individualistic opinions.
I'm pretty sure dogs are born with a proclivity to enjoy riding in the car.
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