V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. being inclined toward something; 2. lying or facing downward
Synonyms: liable, inclined, predisposed, likely, tending, apt, down
Antonyms: disinclined, unlikely
Tips: Prone is derived from the Latin pronus, which means "bent forward, inclined to." Prone still holds both meanings and is often used with "to."
They say women are more prone to headaches than men. (likely to have, predisposed)
The busboy was a little accident-prone; he often dropped plates during his shift. (inclined)
His illness made him prone to having anxiety attacks and migraines. (predisposed)
People who don't get enough sleep during the week are prone to sleeping in on the weekends. (predisposed, inclined)
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