Inclination vs Penchant - What's the difference?

inclination | penchant |


As nouns the difference between inclination and penchant

is that inclination is a physical tilt or bend while penchant is taste, liking, or inclination (for).

inclination

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A physical tilt or bend
  • * The inclination of his head increased and he awoke with a start.
  • A slant or slope
  • * The road up to the house had a steep inclination .
  • (senseid)A mental tendency
  • * His inclination to drink escalated to alcoholism.
  • (geometry) The angle of intersection of a reference plane
  • ''The astronomer calculated the inclination of the equator or ecliptic of Earth and the orbital planes of each visible heavenly body.
    Artillery must take account of a weapon's precise inclination .
  • (obsolete) A person or thing loved or admired.
  • Derived terms

    * inclinational

    Synonyms

    * incline * inclining * steepness

    penchant

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • taste, liking, or inclination (for)
  • He has a penchant for fine wine.

    Synonyms

    * desire