Prone"ness, n.

1.

The quality or state of being prone, or of bending downward; as, the proneness of beasts is opposed to the erectness of man.

2.

The state of lying with the face down; -- opposed to supineness.

3.

Descent; declivity; as, the proneness of a hill.

4.

Inclination of mind, heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification.

 

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