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."

Usage Examples:

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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