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tendency

tendency

tendency - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tendency

Definition
(noun) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
Synonyms : disposition , inclination
Example Sentence
  • he had an inclination to give up too easily
  • a tendency to be too strict

Definition
(noun) an inclination to do something
Synonyms : leaning , propensity
Example Sentence
  • he felt leanings toward frivolity

Definition
(noun) a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
Synonyms : inclination
Example Sentence
  • the alkaline inclination of the local waters
  • fabric with a tendency to shrink

Definition
(noun) a general direction in which something tends to move
Synonyms : trend
Example Sentence
  • the shoreward tendency of the current
  • the trend of the stock market

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