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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proclivity mean? 

  The noun PROCLIVITY has 1 sense:

1. a natural inclination

  Familiarity information: PROCLIVITY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A natural inclination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


proclivity; leaning; propensity

Context example:

he has a proclivity for exaggeration

Hypernyms ("proclivity" is a kind of...):

disposition; inclination; tendency (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others)

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