Definitions for: Propensity

[n] a disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread"
[n] a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"
[n] an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*pen"si*ty, n.; pl. Propensities.
The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination;
disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency. ``A
propensity to utter blasphemy.'' --Macaulay.

Syn: Disposition; bias; inclination; proclivity; proneness;
bent; tendency.

Synonyms: aptness, leaning, leaning, proclivity, tendency

See Also: disposition, disposition, inclination, inclination, tendency

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