way a person or thing tends to be or behave
"he had an inclination to give up too easily"
"a tendency to be too strict"
"he felt leanings toward frivolity"
"the alkaline inclination of the local waters"
"fabric with a tendency to shrink"
"the shoreward tendency of the current"
"the trend of the stock market"
Suppressing any tendencies likely to lead to..disorderly forms of life.
出自： Isaiah Berlin
She had a tendency to become hysterical if she had to do anything unusual.
出自： G. Vidal