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Synonyms for tendency

Synonyms for (noun) tendency

Synonyms: inclination, tendency Definition: a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect Usage: the alkaline inclination of the local waters; fabric with a tendency to shrink

Similar words: disposition Definition: a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing Usage: a swelling with a disposition to rupture

Synonyms: inclination, disposition, tendency Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict

Similar words: attitude, mental attitude Definition: a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways Usage: he had the attitude that work was fun

Synonyms: leaning, tendency, propensity Definition: an inclination to do something Usage: he felt leanings toward frivolity

Similar words: inclination Definition: that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking Usage: her inclination is for classical music

Synonyms: trend, tendency Definition: a general direction in which something tends to move Usage: the shoreward tendency of the current; the trend of the stock market

Similar words: direction, way Definition: a line leading to a place or point Usage: he looked the other direction; didn't know the way home