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1‘his political inclinations often got him into trouble’
tendency, propensity, proclivity, leaning
predisposition, disposition, predilection, weakness, proneness
desire, wish, readiness, impulse
archaic list, humour
2‘she had no inclination for housework’
liking, penchant, partiality, preference, appetite, fancy, fondness, affection, love
3‘an inclination of his head’
bowing, bow, bending, nod, nodding, lowering, dip
4‘an inclination in excess of 90 degrees’
gradient, incline, slope, pitch, ramp, bank, ascent, rise, acclivity, descent, declivity
slant, lift, tilt
cant, camber, bevel
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