propense

adjective

pro·​pense prō-ˈpen(t)s How to pronounce propense (audio)
archaic
: leaning or inclining toward : disposed

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin prōpensus "weighted down, inclined, having a disposition or tendency, ready, eager, favorably disposed," from past participle of prōpendēre "to hang down, (of a person) incline, dispose oneself (toward something)" — more at propend

First Known Use

1528, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of propense was in 1528

Dictionary Entries Near propense

Cite this Entry

“Propense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propense. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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