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noun [countable/uncountable] inclination pronunciation in American English /ˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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pluralinclinations
  1. 1
    [often in negatives] a feeling that you want to do something
    inclination to do something:

    I don’t have the time or inclination to visit him.

    The military government has shown little inclination to restore democracy.

  2. 2
    a tendency to behave in a particular way or to have a particular interest

    People with artistic inclinations were encouraged to illustrate their writing.

    inclination to do something:

    He managed to control his natural inclination to strike out.

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