Tendency

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Tendency->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ tendency
tendency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ aptness
aptness
aptitude
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ proneness
proneness
proclivity
bent
turn
tone
bias
set
leaning to
predisposition
inclination
propensity
susceptibility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ conatus
conatus
nisus
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ liability
liability
&c. 177
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ quality
quality
nature
temperament
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ idiocrasy
idiocrasy
idiosyncrasy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cast
cast
vein
grain
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ humor
humor
mood
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ drift
drift
&c.(direction) 278
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ conduciveness
conduciveness
conducement
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ applicability
applicability
&c.(utility) 644
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ subservience
subservience
&c.(instrumentality) 631
PARAG:Tendency->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tend
tend
contribute
conduce
lead
dispose
incline
verge
bend to
trend
affect
carry
redound to
bid fair to
gravitate towards
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ promote
promote
&c.(aid) 707
PARAG:Tendency->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ tending
tending
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ conducive
conducive
working towards
in a fair way to
calculated to
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ liable
liable
&c. 177
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ subservient
subservient
&c.(instrumental) 631
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ useful
useful
&c. 644
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ subsidiary
subsidiary
&c.(helping) 707
PARAG:Tendency->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ for
for
whither

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • tendency — [n1] inclination to think or do in a certain way addiction, affection, bent*, bias, current, custom, disposition, drift, habit, impulse, inclining, leaning, liability, mind, mindset*, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity …   New thesaurus

  • tendency — I noun aptitude, aptness, bearing, bent, bias, character, direction, disposition, facility, gift, gravitation, idiosyncrasy, inclinatio, inclination, instinct, leaning, natural disposition, nature, partiality, penchant, predisposition, prejudice …   Law dictionary

  • tendency — 1620s, from M.L. tendentia inclination, leaning, from L. tendens, prp. of tendere to stretch, aim (see TENET (Cf. tenet)). Earlier in same sense was tendaunce (mid 15c.), from O.Fr. tendance …   Etymology dictionary

  • tendency — ► NOUN (pl. tendencies) 1) an inclination towards a particular characteristic or type of behaviour. 2) a group within a larger political party or movement …   English terms dictionary

  • Tendency — The word tendency is often used by left wing groups for an organized unit or political faction within the group. It may also refer to:* Bleeding tendency * Central tendency * Debs Tendency * Direct Action Tendency * Fist and Rose Tendency *… …   Wikipedia

  • tendency */*/ — UK [ˈtendənsɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms tendency : singular tendency plural tendencies Get it right: tendency: When a verb comes after tendency, use the pattern tendency to do something (not tendency of doing something ): Wrong: …the… …   English dictionary

  • tendency — ten|den|cy W3S3 [ˈtendənsi] n plural tendencies [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: tendentia, from Latin tendere; TEND] 1.) if someone or something has a tendency to do or become a particular thing, they are likely to do or become it a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tendency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, great, marked, pronounced, strong ▪ slight ▪ greater, growing, increased …   Collocations dictionary

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