1 [uncountable and countable] a feeling that makes you want to do something:
My natural inclination was to say no.
inclination to do something
Neither of my children showed the slightest inclination to follow me into journalism.
Teachers simply do not have the time or the inclination to investigate these matters.
2 [uncountable and countable] a tendency to think or behave in a particular way
inclination to do something
an inclination to see everything in political terms
inclination to/towards
She's troubled by her son's inclination toward atheism.
by inclination
Bart was a romantic by inclination.
3 [countable] a movement made down towards the ground:
She greeted Maggie with an inclination of the head.
4 [uncountable and countable] formal a slope or the angle at which something slopes

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