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propension

[pruh-pen-shuh n]
noun Archaic.
  1. propensity.
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Origin of propension

1520–30; < Latin prōpēnsiōn- (stem of prōpēnsiō) inclination. See propense, -ion
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Historical Examples of propension

  • It is said of Dr. Main, that his propension to innocent raillery was so great, that it kept him company even after death.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)

    Theophilus Cibber

  • This propension has drawn on him, tho' very unjustly, the censure of some grave men.