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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inclined mean? 

INCLINED (adjective)
  The adjective INCLINED has 4 senses:

1. (often followed by 'to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
2. at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position
3. having made preparations
4. used especially of the head or upper back

  Familiarity information: INCLINED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

INCLINED (adjective)

Sense 1inclined [BACK TO TOP]


(often followed by 'to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency

Context examples:

wasn't inclined to believe the excuse / inclined to be moody


apt; disposed; given; minded; tending ((usually followed by 'to') naturally disposed toward)

fond; partial ((followed by 'of' or 'to') having a strong preference or liking for)

minded ((used in combination) being of a specified kind of inclination or disposition)

prone (having a tendency (to); often used in combination)

accident-prone (having more than the average number of accidents)


willing (disposed or inclined toward)


disinclined (unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval)

Sense 2inclined [BACK TO TOP]


At an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

Context example:

an inclined plane


skew; skewed (having an oblique or slanting direction or position)

sidelong (inclining or directed to one side)

salient (represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward))

pitched (set at a slant)

monoclinal (of a geological structure in which all strata are inclined in the same direction)

low-pitched (set at a low angle or slant)

high-pitched (set at a sharp or high angle or slant)

aslant; aslope; diagonal; slanted; slanting; sloped; sloping (having an oblique or slanted direction)

atilt; canted; leaning; tilted; tipped (departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal)


gradual ((of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt)

oblique (slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled)


orientation (position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions)


horizontal (parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line)

vertical (at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line)

Sense 3inclined [BACK TO TOP]


Having made preparations


disposed; fain; prepared; inclined

Context example:

prepared to take risks


willing (disposed or inclined toward)

Sense 4inclined [BACK TO TOP]


Used especially of the head or upper back


bowed; bent; inclined

Context example:

a bent head and sloping shoulders


unerect (not upright in position or posture)

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