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proneness

Syllabification: prone·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈprō(n)ˌnəs
 
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Definition of proneness in English:

noun

Liability to suffer from or experience something regrettable or unwelcome; susceptibility: his proneness to injury will seriously mar a promising career
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  • They claim to expose actual or potential criminal behavior as well as deceitfulness, lack of self-control, violence proneness, and sociopathic tendencies.
  • The items include glibness and superficial charm,, grandiose self-worth, pathological lying, proneness to boredom and emotional vacuity.
  • Emotional vulnerability arises from childhood disturbances, boredom proneness, depression and/or anxiety due to biological and psychosocial deficiencies, and poor coping and problem-solving skills.

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