Synonym: aptness, leaning, proclivity, tendency. Similar words: density, intensity, sensitivity, improper, properly, property, pension, sensitive. Meaning: [prə'pensətɪ] n. 1. an inclination to do something 2. a natural inclination 3. a disposition to behave in a certain way.
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1 She has a propensity to exaggerate.
2 He has a propensity for drinking too much alcohol.
3 He seems to have a propensity for breaking things.
4 He showed a propensity for violence.
5 He's well-known for his natural propensity for indiscretion.
6 Mr Bint has a propensity to put off decisions to the last minute.
7 The propensity to hooliganism is inherent in every society.
8 His trademark was his propensity to resign.
9 They showed no propensity towards sloppy kisses.
10 His propensity for saying yes when no would have been more appropriate kept getting the partnership into trouble.
11 But he reckoned without the propensity for panic in his rivals, who needed only par to rule Brooks out.
12 Do you mean little Louisa's propensity for breaking plates as an example?
13 Though keen rivals, such gangs have a propensity to combine against a common enemy.
14 Yet this is exactly the behavioural propensity of the id uncovered by clinical psychoanalysis.
15 In turn, the propensity to marry can be measured by estimating the proportion of women still unmarried at ages 35-44.
16 In humid climates, triticale seed had the annoying propensity of sprouting prematurely; often, while still on the parent.
17 The trouble was that George had a needling propensity for deception that could not be slaked.
18 Table 4. National income and the average propensity to consume in the United States,(www.Sentencedict.com) 1869- 1928.
19 There, the capitalist class had the larger savings propensity, and a transfer to wage-earners reduced the rate of accumulation.
20 Country size, for instance, appears to be related to the propensity to centralise collective bargaining authority within national confederations.
21 The circumstances of their procuring silk stuffs at a cheap rate is favourable to this propensity.
22 It will not be easy given the Sri Lankan propensity for getting under the skin of the opposition.
23 The recorded figures exaggerate the increase in victimization which is occurring, mainly because of a greater public propensity to report certain crimes.
24 Through the first four games, the Bears have shown a propensity for the flags that would make even the Raiders blush.
25 This is an important reason why the old have a high propensity to be poor.
26 Errors in recall can be similar for different individuals. for example the propensity for simple reversals within a number sequence.
27 By contrast MDC's land reclamation and infrastructural provisions have demonstrated a markedly weaker propensity for attracting private capital.
28 This is a Yankees team that has shown a propensity for taking advantage of any opportunities that are handed to them.
29 The man was remarkably easy to terrify, but for how long did that overcome his propensity to babble?
30 The cousin was Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Pictures and a man with a sentimental propensity for hiring his relatives.
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