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Line breaks: prone|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊnnɪs


[mass noun]
  • Liability to suffer from or experience something disagreeable; 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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