tendency
1. [ noun ] an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
Synonyms: inclination disposition
Examples:

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

Related terms: attitude direction sympathy disfavor Call bent favor drift perseveration proclivity devices predisposition literalism denominationalism impartiality partiality favoritism tend dispose
2. [ noun ] an inclination to do something
Synonyms: propensity leaning
Examples:

"he felt leanings toward frivolity"

Related terms: inclination tend
3. [ noun ] a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
Synonyms: inclination
Examples:

: "the alkaline inclination of the local waters" "fabric with a tendency to shrink"

Related terms: disposition desire electronegativity stainability tend
4. [ noun ] (transportation) a general direction in which something tends to move
Synonyms: trend
Examples:

: "the shoreward tendency of the current" "the trend of the stock market"

Related terms: direction
Similar spelling:   tendencious
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