Proclivity meaning

prō-klĭv'ĭ-tē
A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition.

A proclivity for exaggeration; a proclivity to complain.

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A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable.
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Proclivity is defined as a tendency to do something, especially something you shouldn’t.

An example of a proclivity is what causes a person to go to a casino even though he or she shouldn’t spend money.

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A predisposition or natural inclination, propensity, or a predilection; especially refers to a strong disposition or bent.
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Origin of proclivity

  • Latin prōclīvitās from prōclīvis inclined prō- forward pro–1 clīvus slope klei- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin prōclÄ«vitās, from pro (“toward") + clÄ«vus (“a slope, hill").
    From Wiktionary