in·​clined | \ in-ˈklīnd How to pronounce inclined (audio) , sense 2 also ˈin-ˌklīnd \

Definition of inclined

1 : having inclination, disposition, or tendency
2a : having a leaning or slope
b : making an angle with a line or plane

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Examples of inclined in a Sentence

people who are inclined toward volunteering a special school for children who are inclined toward the arts
Recent Examples on the Web Brown, a four-time Eclipse Award winner as the nation’s top trainer, and Klarman, an analytically-inclined owner who grew up a few blocks from Pimlico, read the landscape perfectly in 2017. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 15 May 2022 The song is a vivid, exceptionally provocative look into the mind of a younger Lamar forming a concept of transness amid a working-class Compton culture not often inclined to embrace it. Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2022 And those inclined to speculate are going to keep doing it regardless of how many open letters are released or how many facts suggest a move to Austin would be impractical at best. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, 10 May 2022 Do this on an inclined surface, such as the driveway or yard, so the water can drain quickly. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 May 2022 With luck, maybe your guide will be musically inclined., 6 May 2022 Written by Justice Samuel Alito, the draft decision gives no indication of which other justices are inclined to join the opinion, as is customary for drafts. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 May 2022 Does this process make people more inclined to favor what’s familiar? Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 May 2022 Even a reader who is inclined to accept the Cold War analogy can’t help wondering if containment will work against a threat like China. A. Wess Mitchell, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inclined

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 May 2022

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in·​clined | \ in-ˈklīnd How to pronounce inclined (audio) \

Kids Definition of inclined

1 : having a desire He was not inclined to answer.
2 : having a tendency The door is inclined to stick.
3 : having a slope an inclined surface

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