in·clined | \in-ˈklīnd, 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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Synonyms & Antonyms for inclined


amenable, disposed, game, glad, minded, ready, willing


disinclined, unamenable, unwilling

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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

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For the musically inclined, catch the Midtown Concert Series outdoors each Sunday in July at the Brasserie Saint James. Natasha Bourlin,, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 This means competitive processes can make remaining participants more inclined to consider opportunity costs, ignore sunk costs, and discount future opportunities more accurately. Richard B. Mckenzie, WSJ, "People Aren’t Rational, and That’s Why We Need Free Trade," 15 June 2018 The 37-year-old Fullerton resident and father of three hopes his track record and willingness to overcome challenges will make an impression on anyone inclined to Google him or look at his campaign page, Sara Cardine,, "LCHS grad, L.A. prosecutor Ken Fuller seeks judge seat in June," 29 Mar. 2018 Someone with anxiety is inclined to assume everyone is going to leave. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "The Internet Is Loving the Way This Guy Handles His Girlfriend's Anxiety," 1 May 2017 The right-wing government in Warsaw has forged friendly ties with Trump, who seems little inclined to criticize a raft of authoritarian measures. Laura King,, "Poland sees opportunity and peril in NATO summit and Trump-Putin meeting," 9 July 2018 For his part, Roberto Martinez seems more inclined to at least entertain the alternative approach. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "England’s Latest World Cup Problem: Winning," 27 June 2018 Though the New York native has committed to weighing both sides, many of his peers seem inclined to lean left. James Sullivan,, "Political internships surge in the age of Trump," 27 June 2018 Chen did not issue a ruling at the close of the hearing, which lasted more than two hours, but seemed inclined to let at least some of the suit survive. Bob Egelko,, "Lawyer: Trump’s dismissal of nations ‘irrelevant’," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of inclined

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of inclined

: wanting to do something or likely to do something

: having an interest in or a talent for something

: having a slope


in·clined | \in-ˈklīnd \

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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