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  • nouninclination to think or do in a certain way
  • noundirection of movement

synonyms for tendency

  • bias
  • habit
  • impulse
  • leaning
  • penchant
  • propensity
  • shift
  • trend
  • type
  • weakness
  • addiction
  • affection
  • bent
  • current
  • custom
  • disposition
  • drift
  • inclining
  • liability
  • mind
  • mindset
  • partiality
  • predilection
  • predisposition
  • proclivity
  • proneness
  • readiness
  • run
  • set
  • slant
  • susceptibility
  • temperament
  • thing
  • turn
  • usage
  • way
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antonyms for tendency

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  • dislike
  • hate
  • antipathy
  • disinclination
  • disinterest
  • hatred
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    How to use tendency in a sentence

    Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, on Wednesday said women have an “annoying” tendency to make meetings run unnecessarily long in comments that he sought to retract Thursday.
    TOKYO OLYMPICS CHIEF SAYS WOMEN TALK TOO MUCH AT MEETINGS, CALLS IT ‘ANNOYING’MATT BONESTEELFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Humans, too, developed a tendency to clump together in the face of danger.
    WANT TO GET OUT ALIVE? FOLLOW THE ANTS - ISSUE 95: ESCAPECONOR MYHRVOLDJANUARY 28, 2021NAUTILUS
    I still very much have those tendencies to want to preserve anything that I think is important cultural information.
    A THRIFT SHOP PHOTO ALBUM IS FULL OF MYSTERY PHOTOS OF A DISTRICT FAMILYJOHN KELLYJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Meanwhile, Graham tried to pick up his future teammates’ tendencies and favorite shooting spots.
    JAMES GRAHAM III COULD STILL BE IN HIGH SCHOOL. INSTEAD, HE’S SETTLING IN AT MARYLAND.EMILY GIAMBALVOJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Leaders with authoritarian tendencies and social media don’t mix well.
    AUTHORITARIANS HAVE A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIAL MEDIAYINKA ADEGOKEJANUARY 16, 2021QUARTZ
    When we’re afraid, we have a tendency to lash out, but I don’t think that means we are necessarily violent.
    HUMANS HAVE GOTTEN NICER AND BETTER AT MAKING WAR - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGSTEVE PAULSONJANUARY 6, 2021NAUTILUS
    For people who fall into the other tendencies in Rubin’s framework, outer accountability might not work.
    CAN HABIT-TRACKING APPS HELP BRING SOME ROUTINE BACK TO OUR QUARANTINE LIVES?NISHA CHITTALJANUARY 1, 2021VOX
    Even among serious trail runners, there’s sometimes a tendency to keep running at all costs, according to Jackson Brill, a Salomon-sponsored trail runner and graduate student in Rodger Kram’s Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Colorado.
    YES, WALKING IS SOMETIMES FASTER THAN RUNNING UPHILLALEX HUTCHINSONDECEMBER 27, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
    That means having a high or low DBOE isn’t a tendency the defensive coordinator can easily obscure without some effort.
    ARE DEFENSIVE PLAY-CALLERS CONSISTENT ENOUGH TO BE EXPLOITABLE?JOSH HERMSMEYERDECEMBER 24, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    By gyroscopics, he refers to the way a gyroscope moves, especially its tendency to maintain its spin axis.
    RESEARCHERS REVEAL THE SECRET TO THE PERFECT FOOTBALL THROWHARINI BARATHDECEMBER 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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    WORDS RELATED TO TENDENCY

    • bent
    • disposition
    • drift
    • leaning
    • predilection
    • proclivity
    • proneness
    • propensity
    • tendency
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.