Definition of propensity:
list, persona, lust, desire, passion, like, endowment, partiality, competence, approach, way, liking, foible, genius, bone, habitude, cast, zest, alter ego, fault, flaw, ability, aptitude, thirst, longing, lean, incarnation, appetite, affection, appetency, tilt, appositeness, study at inclination, turn, capacity, affectation, impulse, relish, craving, squint, devices.
The very essence of Christianity is cast to the winds when Knox utters his laughter over the murders or misfortunes of his opponents, yielding, as Dr. M'Crie says, " to the strong propensity which he felt to indulge his vein of humour."- "John Knox and the Reformation", Andrew Lang.
I did believe that through want of care and the natural tendency of every class to take care of itself, money had slipped into the pockets of certain clergymen which should have gone elsewhere; and I believed also that through the equally natural propensity of men to be as strong as they know how to be, certain writers of the press had allowed themselves to use language which was cruel, though it was in a good cause.- "Autobiography of Anthony Trollope", Anthony Trollope.
- "The Wicked Marquis", E. Phillips Oppenheim.