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"inclination" in British English

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inclinationnoun

uk   us   /ˌɪn.klɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
  • inclination noun (FEELING)

C2 [C or U] a ​feeling that you ​want to do a ​particular thing, or the ​fact that you ​prefer or are more ​likely to do a ​particular thing: [+ to infinitive] My own inclination would be tolook for another ​job. We should be ​basingourdecisions on ​solidfacts, not inclinations and ​hunches.
  • inclination noun (MOVEMENT)

[C] formal a ​smalldownwardmovement: a ​solemn inclination of the ​head
(Definition of inclination from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inclination" in American English

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inclinationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌɪn·kləˈneɪ·ʃən/
a ​preference or ​tendency, or a ​feeling that makes a ​personwant to do something: Tony has a ​strong inclination toward the ​arts. If I were in ​yoursituation, my inclination would be to ​look for another ​job.
inclined
adjective  us   /ɪnˈklɑɪnd/
I’m inclined to ​agree with you.
(Definition of inclination from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inclination”
in Chinese (Simplified) 感觉, 倾向, 爱好…
in Turkish eğilim, heves, merak…
in Russian склонность, желание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感覺, 傾向, 愛好…
in Polish skłonność, chęć…
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