inclination (Meaning)

Wordnet

inclination (n)

an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

(astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

the act of inclining; bending forward

inclination Sentence Examples

  1. My initial inclination was to decline the offer, but I eventually reconsidered.
  2. The student showed a strong inclination towards science from a young age.
  3. Despite his initial reluctance, he eventually felt an irresistible inclination to help others in need.
  4. The therapist explored the patient's underlying inclinations to understand their motivations.
  5. Her predatory instincts instilled a natural inclination to chase and capture prey.
  6. The artist's work displayed an inclination for vibrant colors and bold strokes.
  7. The traveler felt an irresistible inclination to explore remote and uncharted territories.
  8. The scientist's research exhibited a clear inclination towards theoretical approaches.
  9. The politician's speech ignited an inclination for unity and common purpose within the audience.
  10. The child's inclination towards mischief often led to amusing and occasionally frustrating situations for his parents.

FAQs About the word inclination

an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others, (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic s

tendency, affinity, aptitude, devices, talent, predilection, addiction, bent, bone, penchant

aversion, distaste, disfavor, allergy, distaste, allergy, objectivity, objectivity, neutrality, aversion

My initial inclination was to decline the offer, but I eventually reconsidered.

The student showed a strong inclination towards science from a young age.

Despite his initial reluctance, he eventually felt an irresistible inclination to help others in need.

The therapist explored the patient's underlying inclinations to understand their motivations.