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tendency

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tendency

  1. 1 an established pattern of behavior a tendency to drop things a tendency to make snap judgments Synonyms of tendency aptness, proneness, propensity, way Words Related to tendency affinity, aptitude, bent, disposition, inclination, leaning, mind-set, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, turn; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, trick Near Antonyms of tendency averseness, disinclination, dislike, indisposition

  2. 2 a prevailing or general movement or inclination we'll be seeing a tendency for skirt lengths to get shorter this coming season Synonyms of tendency current, direction, drift, leaning, run, trend, tide, windWords Related to tendency curve, downside, shift, swing, turn, turnabout, upside; custom, habit, propensity, tenor, way; countercurrent, countertrend; undercurrent, undertow

  3. 3 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing a youth with a natural tendency toward arts and crafts instead of sports Synonyms of tendency affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, inclination, turnWords Related to tendency 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, singularityNear Antonyms of tendency allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, distaste; detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; apathy, disinterestedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern


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