1. an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

- a tendency to be too strict

Similar word(s): disposition, inclination

Definition categories: thought, attitude

2. an inclination to do something

Similar word(s): leaning, propensity

Definition categories: feeling, inclination

3. a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

- fabric with a tendency to shrink

Similar word(s): inclination

Definition categories: attribute, disposition

4. a general direction in which something tends to move

- the shoreward tendency of the current

Similar word(s): trend

Definition categories: location, direction, way

Sentences with tendency as a noun:

- Denim has a tendency to fade.

- a militant tendency