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Definition of Propensity

Propensity

  1. The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency.

Propensity Quotations

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
Jane Austen

A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art.
David Rakoff

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Carl Sagan

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
Adam Smith

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Tim Berners-Lee
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Propensity Translations

propensity in German is Neigung
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