[ in-klahy-ning ]
See synonyms for: inclininginclinings on

  1. inclination; disposition.

  2. Archaic. people who are sympathetic to a person or cause.

Origin of inclining

First recorded in 1300–50, inclining is from the Middle English word enclinynge.See incline, -ing1

Other words from inclining

  • un·in·clin·ing, adjective

Words Nearby inclining Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use inclining in a sentence

  • Religious homage was paid with the bowing of the head, the inclining of the body, or the bending of the knee.

  • She was still for a few moments; her pale beautiful face inclining towards the child's; her large dark eyes bent upon him.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Paul was short in stature, somewhat stooping and at the middle age his hair was thin, inclining to baldness.

    Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
  • He was a stout, healthy-looking person, inclining to embonpoint; bound to succeed, if only from sheer solidity of person.

  • She raised her dainty figure, then uplifted a small hand, inclining her head forward with a graceful gesture.

    Menotah | Ernest G. Henham