Proneness
Proneness Prone"ness, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of lying with the face down; -- opposed to {supineness}. [1913 Webster]

3. Descent; declivity; as, the proneness of a hill. [1913 Webster]

4. Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification. [1913 Webster]


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  • proneness — noun a) The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man. b) The state of lying with the face down. Ant: supineness …   Wiktionary

  • proneness — prone ► ADJECTIVE 1) (prone to/to do) likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience (something unfortunate). 2) lying flat, especially face downwards. 3) archaic with a downward slope or direction. DERIVATIVES proneness noun. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • proneness — noun being disposed to do something accident proneness • Derivationally related forms: ↑prone • Hypernyms: ↑disposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • proneness — noun see prone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proneness — See pronely. * * * …   Universalium

  • proneness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An inclination to something: bent, bias, cast, disposition, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, squint, tendency, trend, turn. See APPROACH, LIKE …   English dictionary for students

  • proneness — prone·ness || prəʊnɪs n. liability, predisposition; inclination, tendency; state of lying flat with the face downward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proneness — n. 1. Disposition, tendency, proclivity, inclination, bias, bent, propensity, aptness, turn, leaning, predisposition, ply. 2. Descent, declivity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • proneness — prone·ness …   English syllables

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