inclined

adjective in·clined \ in-ˈklīnd , sense 2 also ˈin-ˌklīnd \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of inclined

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

Examples of inclined in a Sentence

  1. people who are inclined toward volunteering

  2. a special school for children who are inclined toward the arts

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First Known Use of inclined

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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INCLINED Defined for English Language Learners

inclined

Definition of inclined for English Language Learners

  • : wanting to do something or likely to do something

  • : having an interest in or a talent for something

  • : having a slope


INCLINED Defined for Kids

inclined

adjective in·clined \ in-ˈklīnd \

Definition of inclined for Students

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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