noun, plural pro·cliv·i·ties.
Origin of proclivity
Examples from the Web for proclivities
But it is interesting to observe how closely he conformed to the old Irish type of bishop, in spite of his Roman proclivities.
He had been a clown at a theatre, and still retained some of the proclivities of the boards.Mystic London:|Charles Maurice Davies
In Tiberias, the second focus of insurrection, the revolutionary party were confronted by a faction with Roman proclivities.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
The names they bear interest us, as betokening, perhaps, the proclivities of their owners.Afloat on the Ohio|Reuben Gold Thwaites
No man will doubt the anti-slavery feelings and proclivities of Judge Story.
British Dictionary definitions for proclivities
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for proclivity
Word Origin and History for proclivities
1590s, from Middle French proclivité or directly from Latin proclivitatem (nominative proclivitas) "a tendency, predisposition, propensity," from proclivis "prone to," literally "sloping, inclined," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + clivus "a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei "to lean" (see lean (v.)).