from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sloping, slanting, or leaning.
  • adj. Having a preference, disposition, or tendency: lobbied the positively inclined senators to push for the bill's passage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. At an angle to the horizontal; slanted or sloped.
  • adj. Having a tendency, preference, likelihood, or disposition.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of incline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Having a leaning or tendency towards, or away from, a thing; disposed or moved by wish, desire, or judgment.
  • Making an angle with some line or plane; -- said of a line or plane.
  • Bent out of a perpendicular position, or into a curve with the convex side uppermost.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having made preparations
  • adj. (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
  • adj. at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position


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