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synonyms for propensities

  • bias
  • disposition
  • leaning
  • penchant
  • predilection
  • predisposition
  • proclivity
  • susceptibility
  • tendency
  • ability
  • aptness
  • bent
  • capacity
  • competence
  • flash
  • inclining
  • liability
  • partiality
  • proneness
  • talent
  • thing
  • tilt
  • yen
  • sweet tooth

antonyms for propensities

MOST RELEVANT
  • disinclination
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • impotence
  • inability
  • inadequacy
  • incompetence
  • weakness
  • antipathy
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How to use propensities in a sentence

Mr. Howard Saunders also says he can bear witness to the egg-eating propensities of the Harriers.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
So like all men of susceptible and sentimental propensities, his affection for his first love only lasted until he met the second.
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
This fable is only one among many others that were narrated with a view to curbing the propensities of blaspheming swearers.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
"Papa and myself, having no vagrant propensities, will go to our own church," answered the latter.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
Instead, he was rather flashily dressed, in clothes more often affected by men of sporting propensities than youths of any age.
THE RIVAL CAMPERS AFLOATRUEL PERLEY SMITH
He was very proud and fond of her, and quite blind to what others called her managing propensities.
THE STORY OF THE BIG FRONT DOORMARY FINLEY LEONARD
One of them was a man of gentlemanly propensities, and probably young.
THE DIAMOND COTERIELAWRENCE L. LYNCH
Propensities, tendencies, habits, were as dead leaves upon the tyrannous wind of his imaginative ascendency.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
He is a real artist, and like many others of his profession takes life easy, and is of amorous propensities.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
They had sought freedom from death, and had found it, but at the same time they had destroyed the propensities for birth.
THE JAMESON SATELLITENEIL RONALD JONES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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