noun, plural pro·cliv·i·ties.
Origin of proclivity
Examples from the Web for proclivity
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|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|DAILY BEAST
It exists in every human being that comes into the world as a bias or proclivity to evil.The Theology of Holiness|Dougan Clark
My proclivity for "prying into things" manifested itself there.Between the Lines|Henry Bascom Smith
In men destined for a business or a profession, the proclivity is harshly discouraged at an early stage.Journalism for Women|E.A. Bennett
This proclivity on their part is not out of keeping with our theory.The Soul of the Far East|Percival Lowell
The reversion comprises both the sense of workmanship and the proclivity to indolence and good-fellowship.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for proclivity
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.)).