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Friday, April 05, 2002

Definitions for proclivity

  1. A natural inclination; predisposition.

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Citations for proclivity
New York City is full of people like Mr. O'Neal -- life-long bibliophiles with a proclivity for accumulation, holed up in compact spaces in the intimate company of thousands upon thousands upon thousands of books. , New York Times
Those close to Clark from childhood were not surprised at how quickly he recognized the lucrative financial opportunities commercial announcing afforded, for Clark had demonstrated a proclivity for entrepreneurship as a youth. John A. Jackson, American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empire
Origin of proclivity
Proclivity comes from Latin proclivitas, from proclivis, "inclined," from pro-, "forward" + clivus, "a slope."