What is another word for tendency?

525 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ tˈɛndənsi], [ tˈɛndənsi], [ t_ˈɛ_n_d_ə_n_s_i]

The word tendency can be closely related to other synonyms that express similar concepts, including inclination, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, and leaning. While all of these terms refer to a person's natural tendency or inclination towards something, understanding the subtle nuances between them can help you choose the right word for the right situation. For instance, inclination emphasizes a person's natural leaning or preference towards something, while predisposition suggests a pre-existing inclination or susceptibility that can either be positive or negative. Proclivity, on the other hand, refers to a more ingrained natural tendency or habit that is hard to avoid, while propensity suggests a strong tendency or predisposition towards a particular action or behavior.

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What are the hypernyms for Tendency?

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What are the hyponyms for Tendency?

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

What are the opposite words for tendency?

The word tendency, which refers to a tendency or inclination to behave or act in a certain way, has several antonyms that express the opposite concept. One such antonym is aversion, which suggests a strong feeling of dislike or opposition to something. Other antonyms include disinclination, reluctance, and opposition, all of which convey a sense of resisting or opposing a particular behavior or action. Conversely, synonyms for tendency include proclivity, inclination, and predisposition, all of which suggest a natural tendency or inclination towards a certain behavior or action. Understanding these antonyms and synonyms can help individuals better express themselves in their writing and communication, and gain a deeper appreciation for the nuances of language.

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Usage examples for Tendency

This was the tendency of the unspiritual mind in His day.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
It is but fair, therefore, to tell you that Mr. Merl was not asleep, nor had he any tendency whatever to slumber about him.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
At the Pole the tendency of change in force and direction of air currents, observed farther south, for morning and evening periods, was no longer noted.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

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