A Word A Day : inclination

Friday, 13th June 2008 : Today's Word is ...

inclination :

Definition :

noun :

1. a disposition or bent, esp. of the mind or will; a liking or preference: Much against his inclination, he was forced to resign.

2. something to which one is inclined: In sports his inclination is tennis.

3. the act of inclining; state of being inclined

4. a tendency toward a certain condition, action, etc.: the door's inclination to stick

Related Forms :

inclinational : adjective

usage :

  • The inclination of the child's head suggested sleep.

  • the alkaline inclination of the local waters

  • the steep inclination of a roof

  • I shall indulge the inclination so natural in old men, to be talking of themselves

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