noun (plural proclivities)
- A tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing: a proclivity for hard workMore example sentences
- And there is no evidence that the holding of liberal views on sexual matters correlates with a proclivity towards the sexual abuse of minors.
- Some obsessions appear to have larger pertinence to a person's sexual proclivities.
- Yet an action that affects other people is always, by definition, a moral issue, regardless of whether the actor chooses the proclivity to engage in it.
late 16th century: from Latin proclivitas, from proclivis 'inclined', from pro- 'forward, down' + clivus 'slope'.