Tendency vs Prepossession - What's the difference?

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Tendency is a related term of prepossession.


As nouns the difference between tendency and prepossession

is that tendency is a likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward while prepossession is preoccupation; having possession beforehand.

tendency

English

Noun

(tendencies)
  • A likelihood of behaving in a particular way or going in a particular direction; a tending toward.
  • Denim has a tendency to fade.
  • An organised unit or faction within a larger political organisation.
  • a militant tendency

    Derived terms

    * multitendency

    Synonyms

    * inclination * disposition * propensity * penchant * trend

    prepossession

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Preoccupation; having possession beforehand.
  • A preconceived opinion, or previous impression; bias, prejudice.
  • * 1902 , William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience , Folio Society 2008, p. 386:
  • The spontaneous intellect of man always defines the divine which it feels in ways that harmonise with its temporary intellectual prepossessions .

    Quotations

    * 1791' : I am fully sensible to the greatness of that freedom, which I take with you on the present occasion; a liberty which seemed to me scarcely allowable, when I reflected on that distinguished and dignified station in which you stand, and the almost general prejudice and ' prepossession , which is so prevalent in the world against those of my complexion. - Letter from , August 19, 1791

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