What is another word for proneness?

Pronunciation: [pɹˈə͡ʊnnəs] (IPA)

Proneness refers to someone's inclination or tendency to behave or act in a certain way. Synonyms for proneness include susceptibility, inclination, predisposition, proclivity, and propensity. Susceptibility refers to the ease with which someone is affected or influenced by something, while inclination indicates a natural leaning or preference towards something. Predisposition suggests a inherent tendency or vulnerability to develop a certain trait or condition. Proclivity denotes a strong liking or preference for a particular activity or behavior, and propensity refers to a natural inclination or tendency towards a particular behavior or action. All of these words can be used interchangeably with proneness to describe someone's likelihood to do something or be affected by something.

Synonyms for Proneness:

What are the hypernyms for Proneness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Proneness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for proneness (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for proneness?

Proneness refers to a tendency or inclination towards something. Antonyms for the word "proneness" include resistance, immunity, repulsion, indifference, avoidance, and prevention. Resistance suggests the ability to withstand or oppose something, while immunity means having protection against it. Repulsion implies a strong dislike or aversion towards something, while indifference denotes a lack of interest or concern. Avoidance suggests actively staying away from something, while prevention implies taking action to stop something from happening. By understanding antonyms for proneness, it's possible to communicate effectively and accurately about various tendencies and inclinations.

Usage examples for Proneness

Nowadays Mavis could meet the unduly interested regard of male investigators with a candid unvacillating outlook; there came no hint of feebleness in resistance, too ready submission, or temperamental proneness to surrender; but her eyes, whether she wished it or not, still served as messengers between all that was feminine in her and all that was masculine outside her; and, with no reason not to tell the truth, they told it boldly, seeming to say, "Yes, once I had much to give, and I gave every single bit of it to one man.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
When the proneness to slip off the unaccustomed foot has been overcome, backstays are not so awkward as they look.
"Faces and Places"
Henry William Lucy
This general assumption of religion on the part of the courtiers reminds me forcibly of a passage in a poetical epistle, written, too, by a sovereign, who, unlike many monarchs, seemed to have had a due appreciation of the proneness of subjects to adopt the opinions of their rulers.
"The Idler in France"
Marguerite Gardiner

Famous quotes with Proneness

  • It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.
    Matthew Arnold
  • I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.
    Matthew Arnold
  • The love of power is a part of human nature, but power-philosophies are, in a certain precise sense, insane. The existence of the external world, both that of matter and of other human beings, is a datum, which may be humiliating to a certain kind of pride, but can only be denied by a madman. Men who allow their love of power to give them a distorted view of the world are to be found in every asylum: one man will think he is Governor of the Bank of England, another will think he is the King, and yet another will think he is God. Highly similar delusions, if expressed by educated men in obscure language, lead to professorships in philosophy; and if expressed by emotional men in eloquent language, lead to dictatorships. lunatics are shut up because of the proneness to violence when their pretensions are questioned; the variety are given control of powerful armies, and can inflict death and disaster upon all sane men within their reach.
    Bertrand Russell

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