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prone

[ prohn ]SEE DEFINITION OF prone
  • adj.lying down
  • adj.liable, likely

Synonyms for prone

  • decumbent
  • face down
  • flat
  • horizontal
  • level
  • procumbent
  • prostrate
  • reclining
  • recumbent
  • resupine
  • supine
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Antonyms for prone

  • improbably
  • sitting
  • straight
  • unlikely
  • upright
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRONE

Youth is prone to endow its opinions with all the dignity of certain knowledge.

All, both rulers and ruled, are men, and prone to follow after their lusts.

The weight which had crushed the bush down had been a prone, dead weight.

All around him he saw the prone bodies of his men, naked to the view of all and sundry.

I had rather dreaded the oath which his lordship is prone to use lightly.

Needless to say, I was not prone to follow his example at that time.

Billie leaped from it before it stopped, and ran in horror to the prone figure.

Later types were not so prone to these disturbing influences.

And besides, we Russians are prone to talk too much as a rule.

Tom resented the attitude of superior wisdom which they were prone to assume.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "naturally inclined to something, apt, liable," from Latin pronus "bent forward, leaning forward, bent over," figuratively "inclined to, disposed," perhaps from adverbial form of pro- "before, for, instead of" (see pro-) + ending as in infernus, externus. Meaning "lying face-down" is first recorded 1570s. Literal and figurative senses both were in Latin; figurative is older in English. Related: Proneness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRONE

apt

adjectivetending, inclined
  • disposed
  • given
  • liable
  • likely
  • of a mind
  • prone
  • ready

disposed

adjectiveinclined to a type of behavior
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