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Definition of propensity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. propensities) (formal)
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  1. 1a tendency to a particular kind of behavior synonym inclination
  2. 2 propensity (for something/for doing something) He showed a propensity for violence. propensity (to do something) She has a propensity to exaggerate.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: propensity