a natural inclination or tendency: a propensity to drink too much.
Obsolete. favorable disposition or partiality.
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How to use propensity in a sentence
He also has a propensity to use clanking words when he could have used simpler ones.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination | Mindy Farabee | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
McAndrews agreed that the androgenic hormone pill would be problematic for those with a genetic propensity for ADA.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One | Molly Oswaks | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead there was the emergence of a Tea Party movement that brought many traditionally low-propensity voters to the polls.
The focus is on “low-propensity voters who will not show up unless someone knocks on their door,” says Donnelly.
The critters have the propensity to devour their babies if alarmed and so require a calm environment for breeding.
Avoid a loquacious propensity; you should never occupy more than your share of the time, or more than is agreeable to others.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Then it was that the insular propensity grew impudent and headstrong, and soon became a power in the land.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
It was only by persevering effort that I convinced him his church-going propensity could not be allowed.Minnie's Pet Dog | Madeline Leslie
It was a propensity which received frequent checks from those around her.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
It is no new propensity of animal nature, to find pleasure from the combination of a stimulant, and a sedative.
British Dictionary definitions for propensity
a natural tendency or disposition
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