Synonyms of tendency


1. inclination, disposition, tendency, attitude, mental attitude

usage: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"

2. leaning, propensity, tendency, inclination

usage: an inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

3. tendency, inclination, disposition

usage: a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"

4. tendency, trend, direction, way

usage: a general direction in which something tends to move; "the shoreward tendency of the current"; "the trend of the stock market"

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Definition and meaning of tendency (Dictionary)