natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition: a proclivity to meticulousness.
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How to use proclivity in a sentence
During our own analysis of Search Engine Land titles that changed in the search results, we also noticed that Google had a proclivity for removing the pipe character.Navigating Google’s title changes: The rollout, what’s happening now and what you can do about it | George Nguyen | October 22, 2021 | Search Engine Land
Importantly, the platform’s proclivity for inspiration results in bigger shopping carts and upsells.How YouTube is redefining the online shopping experience | Google | October 20, 2021 | Digiday
That’s not a function of gerrymandering, that is a function of the number of people there, their partisan proclivities, as opposed to what you are going to see in Ohio, Texas, Georgia, regardless of what voters want.New York’s redistricting tests Democratic opposition to gerrymandering | Colby Itkowitz | September 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Possibly, although that seems unlikely given the proclivities of all the parties involved.It wasn’t hubris that drove America into Afghanistan. It was fear. | Robert Kagan | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
It was overkill for a one-night trip, but I hoped that obsessive preparation could tamp down my proclivity for imagining worst-case scenarios.
But however laughable our proclivity for questions, doubt, and endless theorizing, it is just as equally inevitable.The JFK Assassination: The Long Weekend That Never Ended | Malcolm Jones | November 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When it comes time to write about his proclivity toward violence, I have all of these testimonies, filed in the same place.
Nowhere is that proclivity more in evidence than in immigration policy.Heritage Immigration Study Gets the Big Things Right | David Frum | May 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two profilers labeled Karr/Reich as a man with a "definite proclivity toward pedophilia."
It is asserted that she had had, all her life, an avowed proclivity to suicide.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) | Florence A. Thomas Marshall
Yet before he took this step he was accused of a proclivity toward extraordinary things.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
And as we know Don Benigno's proclivity in this direction, the shaft went home with diabolical effect.The Fourth Estate, vol.1 | Armando Palacio Valds
And there is, in many French poets, a fatal proclivity to fuss just a little too much over their subjects.Instigations | Ezra Pound
The frog has a proclivity for squeezing into holes and cracks, or beneath objects on the ground.Field Study of Kansas Ant-Eating Frog | Henry S. Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for proclivity
a tendency or inclination
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