Associations to the word «Propensity»

Wiktionary

PROPENSITY, noun. A tendency, preference, or attraction.

Dictionary definition

PROPENSITY, noun. An inclination to do something; "he felt leanings toward frivolity".
PROPENSITY, noun. A natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for exaggeration".
PROPENSITY, noun. A disposition to behave in a certain way; "the aptness of iron to rust"; "the propensity of disease to spread".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky