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A liability or tendency to suffer from a particular condition, hold a particular attitude, or act in a particular way.‘a child may inherit a predisposition to schizophrenia’[mass noun] ‘factors including genetic predisposition’
preference, predilection, inclination, leaning, propensity, bent, proclivity, penchant, likingsusceptibility, proneness, tendency, liability, inclination, disposition, vulnerability, weaknessView synonyms
- ‘Insurers wanted to use the tests to lower premiums to policyholders who were free from certain genetic predispositions to particular illnesses.’
- ‘While information about people's genetic predispositions is collected much less often than other medical information, its collection is on the rise.’
- ‘The complexity of genetic diseases has been far greater than anticipated, and the public's interest in learning about genetic predispositions is unexpectedly low.’
- ‘Attitudes are predispositions to act in a particular situation, and involve three elements.’
- ‘Houllier will now have a predisposition to the condition and must watch the levels of cholesterol in his blood.’
- ‘There is always a genetic predisposition in such individuals.’
- ‘We make things ‘better’ in a variety of ways, but the resulting invention still doesn't perfectly fit our genetic predispositions.’
- ‘Moreover, understanding genetic influences as predispositions or limiting factors still leaves a potentially broad sphere of human freedom and moral accountability.’
- ‘Commonly attributed factors might include temperament or genetic predispositions toward risk taking.’
- ‘This aspect of attitude concerns a predisposition or intention to behave in a certain way.’
- ‘The social environment is shaped by and expresses genetic factors, and genetic predispositions require specific social processes for their expression.’
- ‘The book touches briefly on the issue of genetic predispositions, but does not dwell on it.’
- ‘They are habits, predispositions, deeply engrained attitudes of aversion and preference.’
- ‘You can see genetic predispositions to certain things pop up along the family tree.’
- ‘‘Environmental toxins, genetic predispositions and even diet appear to influence and sometimes disrupt this process,’ he added.’
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