- 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.
Origin of inclined
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- (postpositive often foll by to) having a disposition; tending
- sloping or slanting
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Tending or disposed toward, as in I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. [Mid-1300s]
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