176. Tendency.

176. Tendency.NOUN. tendency; aptness, aptitude; proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, set, leaning to, predisposition, inclination, propensity, susceptibility; cōnātus [Lat.] {tendency, impulse, inclination}, inclinatio, propensio, proclivitas, studium, nisus, nixus [all Lat.]; liability &c. 177; quality, nature, temperament; idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy; cast, vein, grain; humour, mood; drift &c. (direction) 278; conduciveness, conducement; applicability &c. (utility) 644; subservience &c. (instrumentality) 631.

VERB. tend, contribute, conduce, lead, dispose, incline, verge, bend to, trend, affect, carry, redound to, bid fair to, gravitate towards; promote &c. (aid) 707.

ADJ. tending &c. v.; conducive, working towards, in a fair way to, calculated to; liable &c. 177; subservient &c. (instrumental) 631; useful &c. 644; subsidiary &c. (helping) 707.

ADV. for, whither.

PHR. Mille hominum species, et rerum discolor usus; Velle suum cuique est, nec voto vivitur uno. [Lat.] {Persius—Satiræ. V. 52. “There are a thousand kinds of men, and various is the nature of things; each man has his own inclination, and no one lives by the same ideal.” }.

Aufrichtig zu sein kann ich versprechen; unparteüsch zu sein aber nicht. [Ger.] {Goethe—Sprüche in Prosa. III. “I can promise to be upright, but not to be without bias.” }.

Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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