inclined


inclined
in|clined [ ın`klaınd ] adjective *
1. ) never before noun feeling that you want to do something:
inclined to do something: Karen didn't feel inclined to help.
if someone is so inclined (=if someone wants to do something): A full fitness suite is available for your use, if you are so inclined.
be more/less inclined to do something: Younger people seem more inclined to save money than their parents.
be strongly inclined to do something: I was strongly inclined to ignore the letter.
2. ) to have a tendency to behave in a particular way, or to be interested in a particular thing:
inclined to do something: Joe is inclined to be moody.
Most animals are inclined to run when they feel threatened or frightened.
inclined toward: Some people are more inclined toward philosophy than others.
3. ) someone who is TECHNICALLY inclined, MUSICALLY inclined, etc. is good at or interested in technical work, music, etc.
4. ) FORMAL sloping in a particular direction
inclined to think/believe/agree etc.
having an opinion but not completely sure about it:
Many parents were inclined to believe these reports, even though they weren't true.
I'm inclined to agree with you.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • inclined — I adjective acquiescent, affected, agreeable, amenable, apt, assenting, bent, consenting, content, delighted, desirous, disposed, dispositioned, eager, favorable, glad, happy, leaning, liable, moved, partial to, pleased, predisposed, prepared,… …   Law dictionary

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  • inclined — [in klīnd′] adj. 1. having an inclination; specif., a) at or on a slant; sloping; leaning b) disposed; willing; tending 2. forming an angle with another line, plane, or body …   English World dictionary

  • inclined */ — UK [ɪnˈklaɪnd] / US adjective 1) [never before noun] feeling that you want to do something inclined to do something: Karen didn t feel inclined to help. if someone is so inclined (= if someone wants to do something): A full fitness suite is… …   English dictionary

  • inclined — adj. 1 wanting to do sth VERBS ▪ be, feel, seem ▪ I only write when I feel inclined to. ▪ There s time for a swim if you feel so inclined. ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • inclined — in|clined S3 [ınˈklaınd] adj 1.) be inclined to agree/think/believe etc to hold a particular opinion, but not very strongly ▪ Arthur has some strange ideas, but on this occasion I m inclined to agree with him. 2.) be inclined to do sth/inclined… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inclined — [[t]ɪnkla͟ɪnd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, ADJ to inf, ADJ to n, so ADJ If you are inclined to behave in a particular way, you often behave in that way, or you want to do so. Nobody felt inclined to argue with Smith... He was inclined to self… …   English dictionary

  • inclined — Synonyms and related words: aching for, acquiescent, actuated, agreeable, alacritous, amenable, animated, apt, apt to, ardent, aslant, aslope, atilt, bearing, bending, bent, bent on, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, calculated to, canting, careening …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inclined — adj. (cannot stand alone) inclined to + inf. (I am inclined to agree) * * * [ɪn klaɪnd] (cannot stand alone) inclined to + inf. (I am inclined to agree) …   Combinatory dictionary