Grammar Patterns

N towards n

The 'tendency' group

These nouns refer to a tendency or desire to do, be, or have a particular thing.
In the preface, Lacey confesses to being a lifelong ecologist with leanings towards vegetarianism.
He berated me for a tendency towards flippancy.
In the case of inclination and tendency, the preposition towards or toward is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
At that particular time, Kevin showed no inclination towards being a manager.
  • impulse
  • inclination
  • leaning
  • orientation
  • predisposition
  • tendency
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