Synonyms for tendency

Synonyms for (noun) tendency

Synonyms: inclination, tendency

Definition: a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

Usage: the alkaline inclination of the local waters; fabric with a tendency to shrink

Similar words: disposition

Definition: a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing

Usage: a swelling with a disposition to rupture


Synonyms: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict

Similar words: attitude, mental attitude

Definition: a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

Usage: he had the attitude that work was fun


Synonyms: leaning, tendency, propensity

Definition: an inclination to do something

Usage: he felt leanings toward frivolity

Similar words: inclination

Definition: that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

Usage: her inclination is for classical music


Synonyms: trend, tendency

Definition: a general direction in which something tends to move

Usage: the shoreward tendency of the current; the trend of the stock market

Similar words: direction, way

Definition: a line leading to a place or point

Usage: he looked the other direction; didn't know the way home