propense

propense
propensely, adv.propenseness n.
/proh pens"/, adj. Archaic.
having a tendency toward; prone; inclined.
[1520-30; < L propensus, ptp. of propendere to PROPEND]

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  • Propense — Pro*pense , a. [L. propensus, p. p. See {Propend}.] Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. Hooker. {Pro*pense ly}, adv. {Pro*pense ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • propense — index prone, ready (willing) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • propense — adjective Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness …   Wiktionary

  • propense — adjective Etymology: Latin propensus, past participle of propendēre Date: 1528 archaic leaning or inclining toward ; disposed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • propense — pro·pense …   English syllables

  • propense — prōˈpen(t)s adjective Etymology: Latin propensus, past participle of propendēre archaic : leaning or inclining toward : inclined, prone, disposed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Propensely — Propense Pro*pense , a. [L. propensus, p. p. See {Propend}.] Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. Hooker. {Pro*pense ly}, adv. {Pro*pense ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Propenseness — Propense Pro*pense , a. [L. propensus, p. p. See {Propend}.] Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. Hooker. {Pro*pense ly}, adv. {Pro*pense ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • propensely — propenseˈly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑propend …   Useful english dictionary

  • propenseness — propenseˈness, propenˈsion (Shakespeare) or (now usu) propensˈity noun 1. Inclination of mind 2. Favourable inclination 3. A tendency to good or evil 4. Disposition 5. A tendency to move in a certain direction • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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