Synonyms and Antonyms of inclination

  1. 1 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing her natural inclination to help people in need Synonyms affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn Related Words favor, one-sidedness, partisanship, prejudice; endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; addiction, appetite, fancy, fondness, like, liking, preference, taste; forte, speciality, specialty; convention, custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, trick, way, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity Near Antonyms allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, distaste; detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; apathy, disinterestedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  2. 2 the act of positioning or an instance of being positioned at an angle the photographer adjusted the inclination of the sitter's head Synonyms angling, bend, cock, tilt, list, tipRelated Words turn, twist, veer; bow, dip, nod

  3. 3 the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon the inclination of the hill is gentle, so walking up it isn't too bad Synonyms cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, slant, incline, lean, pitch, rake, slope, tilt, upgradeRelated Words ascent, bank, climb, riseNear Antonyms declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, fall, hang, hanging, receding

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to cast off or become cast off

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