How to use "propensity" in sentences with meaning in English and Hindi

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Example sentences for "propensity" in popular movie and book plots

  • The story's backdrop is a dystopian future Tokyo where people can be preemptively imprisoned for their propensity to commit crimes, based on a technology-enabled personality scan called a Psycho-Pass.  - Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
  • Ryan Walker (George Clooney), a talented detective with a propensity to get too emotionally invested in his cases; Det.  - Bodies of Evidence (TV series)
  • Bentley is competing for an important government contact but Joe is putting the effort into jeopardy as his brash attitude and propensity in disobeying orders, is becoming troublesome.  - Jet Job
  • Forced into a well-timed “vacation” he never asked for Josh finds himself in Bangkok with a price on his head, a morally ambiguous brother who is knee deep in the Thai mafia, and a propensity for getting shot at.  - A Stranger in Paradise
  • Meanwhile, on the planet Tatooine, Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher are shown living with their parents as contented moisture farmers-with the same propensity for beyond-belief gadgetry-unlike neighbor Luke Skywalker.  - Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars
  • It has a propensity for singing show tunes.  - Chatterbox (1977 film)
  • It is the bride—now reduced to penury for the first time in her existence—who breaks bread with him while the others philosophise about Jesus's propensity to test the faithful and just in such a way.  - A Dog's Will
  • Pete, who has demonstrated a propensity to snoop, expresses the belief that he should be promoted to head of accounts and throws his hat in the ring.  - Mad Men (season 1)
  • The task force then turns its attention on the Catholic Church and a suspect group of Priests that have had a propensity for "cleansing the souls" of innocent young choir boys.  - Sister Mary
  • Nonetheless, Kikue strives to outdo her sister and shows a greater propensity for violence than Yoshie.  - RoboGeisha
  • Private marital troubles between the Fishers include Bert's drinking problem, and Ilene's propensity for other men.  - Suburban Roulette
  • The Institute for Advanced Concepts, a group of scientists with an unlimited budget and a propensity for elaborate pranks, brainwash a psychology professor named Simon Mendelssohn who was abandoned at birth and manage to convince him, and the rest of the world, that he is of extraterrestrial origin.  - Simon (1980 film)
  • Sonny is undone by his virulent racism and propensity to violence.  - Chiefs (novel)
  • Boxer stirs and says: ‘I am a pragmatic prevaricator, with a propensity for oratorical sonority, which is too pleonastical to be expeditiously assimilated by any of your unequivocal veracities.  - Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga
  • He also notes House's propensity to hire attractive women, which led him to this situation.  - Ugly (House)
  • Sephrilian grows impatient with the human natural propensity to lie and hide from reality, and decides to send Buffy and Willow through a series of visions revealing past and future events.  - Anywhere but Here (Buffy comic)
  • Paul Montgomery (James Caan) and his wife Jennifer (Katharine Ross) are a pair of wealthy but blasé Upper East Side New York socialites with an attitude sometimes accompanying the overprivileged: a propensity to amuse themselves in a bizarre, chic, and upscale fashion, in this case playing socialite games for their peers, and occasionally revealing what appears to be a playfully sadistic streak.  - Games (film)
  • His illegitimate grandson Lockhart (aka "the Bastard") combines sexual and educational innocence with an alarming propensity for violence when he or his wife is threatened.  - The Throwback
  • Luis de Ayala's weakness for love is revealed, as is his propensity for gambling.  - The Fencing Master
  • His unwitting propensity for slapstick-style mayhem sorely tries the patience of dr Howard (Glenda Farrell) and Nurse Higgins (Kathleen Freeman).  - The Disorderly Orderly
  • He befriends the old Cossack Eroshka, who goes hunting with him and finds him a good fellow because of his propensity to drinking.  - The Cossacks (novel)
  • mrs Frankovitz is a bitter alcoholic with a propensity for driving on the wrong side of the road, while promiscuous Gwen entertains a series of men in vacant rooms.  - Digging to China
  • In fact, as before, Speed is accidentally knocked out by Spider as a result of Sullivan's quick foot-work and propensity for ducking.  - The Kid from Brooklyn
  • In doing so, he learns of her propensity for many lovers, her complex sexuality, and her perpetual angst.  - Justine (Durrell novel)
  • Because a propensity for human flesh is unnatural in sharks, scientists are still investigating why this shark did what it did.  - 12 Days of Terror
  • Boxer stirs and says: ‘I am a pragmatic prevaricator, with a propensity for oratorical seniority, which is too pleonastical to be expeditiously assimilated by any of your unequivocal veracities.  - Two Roads Diverge
  • In a twist departing from the standard superhero formula, White Dragon is a narcissist, forever worried about her good looks, even as she's fighting with Feather, a blind assassin nicknamed "Chicken Feathers" because of his propensity for using chicken feathers as his calling card.  - The White Dragon (film)
  • His wife loves Lloyd, but begins to realize that his habits are not healthy for their children, particularly his propensity for telling them about the cases that he has worked on.  - Blood on the Moon (novel)
  • Otis Spofford is a young boy with a propensity for causing trouble.  - Otis Spofford
  • and "Pow-Wow", the latter owing to his propensity for discussion and debate.  - To Serve Them All My Days
  • Saul, who has tried to reach God, first through drugs and then through study, becomes convinced that Eliza's talent shows a propensity for mysticism greater than his, which has the potential to lead her to shefa, the influx of the Divine.  - Bee Season
  • Unfortunately, Cavor reveals humanity's propensity for war; the lunar leader and those listening to the interview are "stricken with amazement".  - The First Men in the Moon
  • She deduces from the timing of the call (and Madarian's propensity to call as soon as possible) that the "witness" must have been the truck driver that took them to the plane.  - Feminine Intuition
  • With his propensity to bring home sexual partners and to party late into the night, Jed quickly proves himself to be a less-than-ideal tenant.  - Malice (film)
  • Officer Tom Brady (Warren Hull), Mary's sweetheart, believes that many of the boys can be reformed, and when he learns that Muggs has been involved in another fight, he tries to enlist Danny's help in determining the reason behind Muggs' propensity to fight.  - Bowery Blitzkrieg
  • The father, "Captain" Jack (so called because of his propensity for telling greatly exaggerated stories of his short career as a merchant sailor), is a loafer who claims to be unable to work because of pains in his legs, which mysteriously appear whenever someone mentions work to him.  - Juno and the Paycock
  • He has been put off by their propensity for killing, particularly by shooting their victims in the back, for some time now and resolves to be more law-abiding.  - Warlock (1959 film)
  • She also guesses that Stick set up the hit on Mark and Abby in order to test Elektra's propensity for compassion.  - Elektra (2005 film)
  • A key point of debate throughout the series is the Diclonius propensity towards violence.  - Elfen Lied
  • Right from the start, the Morituri showed a propensity for disobeying orders in order to grasp opportunities to attack the enemy; knowing their time was short, they resented being kept out of action for any length of time.  - Strikeforce: Morituri
  • According to the myth, everything on earth has the propensity to be a Zahir, but "the Almighty does not allow more than one thing at a time to be it, since one alone can seduce multitudes".  - The Zahir
  • Jed is hired to help field a lawsuit against a major auto manufacturer whose station wagons have a dangerous propensity to explode on impact while making a left turn, but while his research indicates he has an all but airtight case against them, the case becomes more complicated for him when he discovers that Maggie is representing the firm he's suing.  - Class Action (film)
  • Morgan is Philip's son who has inherited the family real estate empire as well as their propensity for self-interest.  - Centennial (miniseries)
  • He concludes that the primitive, carnal sensuality of humans drives them to kill and eat animals, and that a person who transcends this propensity is superior to those who cannot.  - Walden
  • After he confronts her about her propensity for self-injury and commands that she never hurt herself again, the two embark on a BDSM relationship.  - Secretary (2002 film)
  • He is rescued from down-trodden and hungry service at Wizard Blenkinsop's and throws himself wholeheartedly into battle against Uncle's enemies, though never quite ridding himself of a propensity to steal fish and postage stamps.  - Uncle Cleans Up
  • His family seems to be unsure whether Dowd's obsession with Harvey is a product of his (admitted) propensity to drink or perhaps mental illness.  - Harvey (film)
  • Biegler's folksy speech and laid-back demeanor hide a sharp legal mind and a propensity for courtroom theatrics that has the judge busy keeping things under control.  - Anatomy of a Murder
  • Tyr's propensity for self-preservation leads him to join Dylan's crew until better opportunities arise.  - Andromeda (TV series)
  • Bridget often visits her parents, as well as her parents' friends, primarily Geoffrey and Una Alconbury; Geoffrey creates a mildly uncomfortable situation for Bridget by insisting she call him "Uncle Geoffrey" despite his propensity for groping her rear end whenever they meet.  - Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Mort's father Lezek takes him to a local hiring fair in the hope that Mort will land an apprenticeship; not only would this provide a job for his son, but it would also make his son's propensity for thinking into someone else's problem.  - Mort

Example sentences for "propensity" in interesting articles

  • The bridges holding the movement together were so thin they had a propensity to actually deform with normal use on the wrist, which would, of course, impact the function of the movement. The Soviets were always racing to make the strongest, the thinnest, the smallest, or any specific attribute.  - Movements of the Cold War: How the Soviets Revolutionized Wristwatches
  • Whether christian, muslim or atheist the propensity for evil, selfishness, and hidden agendas lies within us all.  - I was trained for the culture wars in home school
  • It seems hard to imagine that this conclusion could ever be reached by reasoning from first principles, as we will see below." He then does nothing to discuss stateless societies' propensity (or lack thereof) to tend towards disorder and violence, but instead spends the rest of his essay discussing ways that a centralized society *can* tend towards violence.  - Schneier: The Value of Privacy
  • Whether christian, muslim or atheist the propensity for evil, selfishness, and hidden agendas lies within us all.  - I was trained for the culture wars in home school
  • Common sense has deserted these students in their pursuit of a definitive answer.The study has been repeated several times, each one showing students’ propensity to reach for an answer at all costs, however absurd the reasoning (Robert Kaplinsky’s 3-minute montage shows the multitude of ways in which students arrive at a numerical answer.  - “How old is the shepherd?” – The problem that shook school mathematics
  • Third, we are creating new residency training opportunities in our region to capitalize on the strong propensity for physicians to practice in the geographic location where they finish their post-M.D.  - Key lessons medical schools don’t teach
  • And though their potential to achieve may trump that of their classmates, as some experts have found, so does their propensity to drop out. But as parents intervene, the battles for limited special education dollars become highly polarized.  - Why Do Schools Stigmatize "Gifted Children"?
  • They also tracked the propensity for trolling behavior to spread.  - Trolls are winning the internet, technologists say

Meaning of "propensity" in English

  • a disposition to behave in a certain way
    - the propensity of disease to spread
  • a natural inclination
  • an inclination to do something

Meaning of "propensity" in Hindi

  • झुकाव ( Jhukav, jhukaav, zhukaw)
  • प्रवृत्ति ( Pravritti, prawritti)
  • झुकाव
  • इच्छा ( Echchha, echchhaa)
  • रुचि ( Ruchi)
  • सहज ( Sahaj, sahaz)

Synonyms of "propensity"

  • proclivity
  • leaning
  • aptness
  • tendency

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