[ proh-pens ]
/ proʊˈpɛns /

adjective Archaic.

having a tendency toward; prone; inclined.

Origin of propense

1520–30; < Latin prōpēnsus, past participle of prōpendēre to propend


pro·pense·ly, adverbpro·pense·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for propense

  • Thou know'st Achilles fiery, and propense Blame to impute even where blame is none.

  • Thou know'st how rash is youth, and how propense To pass the bounds by decency prescribed,730 Quick, but not wise.

  • I shall provide in them a particular antidote to those defects to which nature has made you most propense.

    Four Early Pamphlets|William Godwin
  • This indeed is a conclusion to which the unprincipled and the vicious are ever propense.

    Four Early Pamphlets|William Godwin