deviating in direction from the horizontal or vertical; sloping.
disposed; of a mind (usually followed by to): He was inclined to stay.
having a physical tendency; leaning.
tending in a direction that makes an angle with anything else.
- half-in·clined, adjective
- qua·si-in·clined, adjective
- un·in·clined, adjective
- well-in·clined, adjective
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How to use inclined in a sentence
As a reader, you’re naturally more inclined to stop scrolling and pay attention if there’s a compelling piece of multimedia to draw you in.Five content promotion strategies SaaS marketers should implement today | Izabelle Hundrev | August 28, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
If you test a service you really like, you might find yourself inclined to go ahead and pay for it, which is exactly what the free trials are there for.Want a year of free streaming services? This guide has you covered | dzanemorris | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
Obviously, few people are inclined, let alone feel comfortable, disclosing any disasters of their own making to the interested public.
Faced with school closures and a historically high unemployment rate, Lizotte said, many women could feel especially inclined to support a party that promises significant government support.Women Won The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago. They Didn’t Start Voting Differently From Men Until 1980. | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | August 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
We sometimes are inclined to think, “Gee, these people are so silly or so stupid.”5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | January 9, 2020 | Freakonomics
Anything with the Count (Count von Count if you're inclined to be formal) taught numbers and basic arithmetic through songs.
It makes her association with Zaitokukai and their criminally inclined members highly problematic.For Top Pols In Japan Crime Doesn’t Pay, But Hate Crime Does | Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Obviously, a federal judge so inclined could very easily find that the offensive name constitutes fighting words or slander.So Redskins Sponsor FedEx Is OK With That Racist Team Name, Too? | Michael Tomasky | June 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What counts is to observe intensely, and when you do so you feel not so much inclined to advocate your opinion.Rackstraw Downes’s Art and Essays Are Two Sides of the Same Genius | Bill Morris | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Plus it is clear that plastic surgery is a gateway drug for those both so inclined and so well-heeled.
The Marshals were inclined to attribute their disgrace to the ill-will of Berthier and not to the temper of Napoleon.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
And he was inclined to believe that it was Grandfather Mole that was to blame for the scarcity of worms in the neighborhood.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
Perry's arms fell gracefully to his side and he inclined his head and half closed his eyes in acknowledgment.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
A number of the articles were used in the erection of Edgbaston Vestry Hall, where the curious may inspect them if so inclined.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Orlean was regarded as a fairly attractive woman; but her chin, unlike that of the one before him, was inclined to retreat.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for inclined
(postpositive often foll by to) having a disposition; tending
sloping or slanting
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