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proclivity proclivities
a natural inclination
  • How to Memorize
    • proclivity - tendency
  • Analysis

    A ‘proclivity’ is something that you are naturally drawn to or disposed to do, as if automatic rather than a conscious decision. While it can be used to express all kinds of tendencies, it is perhaps more commonly used in relation to something considered morally wrong or objectionable.

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  • Example(s)
    1. Even as a child, Paul displayed a proclivity for aggressive behaviour and violence.

    2. The tell-all book details the sexual proclivities of Hollywood stars.

    3. Lucy has a proclivity for risk-taking, which can be beneficial in her line of work.