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prone

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prone

  1. 1 having a tendency to be or act in a certain way he was prone to emotional outbursts under stress Synonyms of prone apt, given, inclined, tending Words Related to prone choosing, preferring; disposed, liable, likely, minded, predisposed, willing Near Antonyms of prone averse, disinclined, indisposed, loath (also loth or loathe), unwilling

  2. 2 lying with the face downwards quickly subdue the suspect and get him into a prone position Synonyms of prone prostrate Words Related to prone flat, recumbent; reclining, reposing; horizontal Near Antonyms of prone erect, raised, standing, upright, upstanding, vertical Antonyms of prone supine

Synonym Discussion of prone

prone, supine, prostrate, recumbent mean lying down. prone implies a position with the front of the body turned toward the supporting surface.
    • push-ups require a prone position
supine implies lying on one's back and suggests inertness or abjectness.
    • lying supine on the couch
prostrate implies lying full-length as in submission, defeat, or physical collapse.
    • a runner fell prostrate at the finish line
recumbent implies the posture of one sleeping or resting.
    • a patient comfortably recumbent in a hospital bed

synonyms see in addition liable


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