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synonyms for predisposition

  • disposition
  • predilection
  • proclivity
  • propensity
  • susceptibility
  • bent
  • bias
  • choice
  • dish
  • druthers
  • flash
  • groove
  • leaning
  • likelihood
  • liking
  • option
  • partiality
  • penchant
  • potentiality
  • preference
  • proneness
  • tendency
  • thing
  • type
  • weakness
  • cup of tea
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antonyms for predisposition

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  • antipathy
  • disinclination
  • dislike
  • hate
  • fairness
  • hatred
  • impartiality
  • unwillingness
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Maybe running lots of ultramarathons adds a few months of life expectancy for 99 percent of us, but shortens it by a decade for an unlucky fraction of a percent who have some sort of underlying issue or genetic predisposition.
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It could be a person’s lucky number, there could be some weird human predisposition to these digits.
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We have an innate predisposition for music, there’s no question about that.
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Few of the cancer-stricken family members were related by blood to the Goolsbys — some had married into the family — which, to Andrea, ruled out the possibility that the cancers were caused by a genetic predisposition.
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“You can have a genetic predisposition to depression,” Gotlib says.
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We all have unique genetic predispositions—some people are simply born more at risk for certain conditions, like heart disease, than others.
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Increasingly we are faced with the prospect that predispositions to more complex behaviors are similarly wired into our brains.
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For what less than disease can we call a necessity of error and a predisposition to sin and sickness?
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But the good man's plans could not prevail against his nephew's predisposition for the land.
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This statement may be interpreted to refer to a predisposition rather than to an inherited characteristic.
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WORDS RELATED TO PREDISPOSITION

  • ability
  • aim
  • aptitude
  • bag
  • disposition
  • druthers
  • facility
  • faculty
  • flair
  • forte
  • genius
  • gift
  • inclination
  • knack
  • leaning
  • mind-set
  • nose
  • penchant
  • predilection
  • predisposition
  • preference
  • proclivity
  • propensity
  • set
  • tack
  • tendency
  • thing for
  • tilt
  • turn
  • weakness for
  • assuming
  • assumption
  • deduction
  • fancy
  • guesswork
  • hunch
  • imagination
  • inference
  • opinion
  • postulating
  • predisposition
  • presuming
  • presumption
  • reckoning
  • speculation
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • theorizing
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