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propensity

noun [S] uk   /prəˈpen.sɪ.ti/ us    /-sə.t̬i/ formal
the fact that someone is likely to behave in a particular way, especially a bad way: [+ to infinitive] She's inherited from her father a propensity to talk too much. He's well-known for his natural propensity for indiscretion.
Translations of “propensity”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不良的)傾向,嗜好,癖好…
in Russian склонность…
in Turkish doğal eğilim, istek, meyil…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不良的)倾向,嗜好,癖好…
in Polish skłonność…
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