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inclinationnoun

us   uk   /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 to look for another job. We should be basing our decisions on solid facts, not inclinations and hunches.
  • inclination noun (MOVEMENT)

[C] formal a small downward movement: 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 person want to do something: Tony has a strong inclination toward the arts. If I were in your situation, 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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