1. present participle of incline


inclining (plural inclinings)

  1. inclination
    • 1836, J. R. Miller, The history of Great Britain, page 690:
      The removal of the monarch and his court to the Brazils had tended to make the nobles less loyal in their inclinings []
    • 185?, Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
      Monsieur Rigaud sometimes stopped, as if he were going to put his case in a new light, or make some irate remonstrance; but Signor Cavalletto continuing to go slowly to and fro at a grotesque kind of jog-trot pace with his eyes turned downward, nothing came of these inclinings.