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propense

[ proh-pens ]
/ proʊˈpɛns /
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adjective Archaic.
having a tendency toward; prone; inclined.
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Origin of propense

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

OTHER WORDS FROM propense

pro·pense·ly, adverbpro·pense·ness, noun
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