Part of speech: noun

A deviation from a vertical or horizontal direction; a bend; slope; angle.

Part of speech: noun

A mental bent; predilection.

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Usage examples "inclination":

  1. The moment there is the slightest inclination to relieve the bowels, instantly it ought to be attended to, or serious results will follow. - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
  2. Remorse, inward disturbance, and above all, the fatal inclination to repeat sin till it becomes a habit, are set forth with terrible force in these grim figures. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
  3. As between brothers, the respect of each for the rights of the other is made comparatively easy by natural inclination. - "The Moral Instruction of Children", Felix Adler.