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inclination

Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkləˈneɪʃən; ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃən/

Translation of inclination in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1 1.1 (leaning) tendencia (feminine), inclinación (feminine) he has homosexual inclinations tiene tendencias or inclinaciones homosexuales inclination to sth tendencia a algo he has an inclination to stoutness tiene tendencia or propensión a engordar
    Example sentences
    • That most people walk in an ungraceful, ungainly and awkward manner with a forward inclination of the body does not mean that it is the normal way of walking.
    • A slight inclination of Roxy's head indicated to Helen that she knew about her estrangement from Tim.
    • A slight inclination of Alvito's head was all the acknowledgement this pledge received.
    1.2 (desire) my own inclination is to ignore them totally yo me inclino por no hacerles ningún caso to have an/no inclination to + infinitive/infinitivo tener*/no tener* deseos or ganas de + infinitive/infinitivo I have neither the time nor the inclination to see you no tengo ni tiempo ni deseos or ganas de verte she shows no inclination to relinquish her post no da muestras de querer dejar su puesto to follow one's own inclination(s) dejarse llevar por su instinto
    Example sentences
    • From foxhounds to sheep dogs, none can be successful in their natural inclinations without proper training.
    • Previous conflicts between their natural inclinations and their fears would be resolved firmly in favour of the left.
    • All of my natural inclinations registered heavily on the Watchtower sin-o-meter.

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