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Etymology

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Latin prōclīvis (sloping, inclined).

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proclive (comparative more proclive, superlative most proclive)

  1. Having a tendency by nature; prone; proclivous.
    • 1856, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Third Book”, in Aurora Leigh, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1857, →OCLC:
      Eterne, intense, profuse,—still throwing up
      The golden spray of multitudinous worlds
      In measure to the proclive weight and rush
      Of His inner nature []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for proclive”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Italian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin prōclīvis.

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  • IPA(key): /proˈkli.ve/
  • Rhymes: -ive
  • Hyphenation: pro‧clì‧ve

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proclive (plural proclivi)

  1. (literary) prone

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Further reading

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  • proclive in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin

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prōclīve

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of prōclīvis

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  • proclive”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • proclive in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin prōclīvis.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /pɾoˈklibe/ [pɾoˈkli.β̞e]
  • Rhymes: -ibe
  • Syllabification: pro‧cli‧ve

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proclive m or f (masculine and feminine plural proclives)

  1. inclined, prone
    Synonyms: inclinado, predispuesto, propenso
    • 2022 July 24, Manuel Jabois, quoting Blanca Andreu, “Blanca Andreu, la poeta que triunfó a los 20 años y prefirió desaparecer: “Me halaga que me crean muerta””, in El País[1]:
      Porque una vida tan solitaria no es una vida muy proclive a hacer cosas por los demás.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
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