1） 指人在思想、行为上的倾向, 常接动词不定式作作其定语; 或指人在性格方面的倾向，接介词
to 或 toward。
tendency to/toward sth.
He is spoiled, arrogant and has a tendency towards snobbery.
Some people may inherit a tendency to alcoholism.
Most children eventually outgrow a tendency toward travel sickness.
也可以接动词不定式 tendency （for sb.）to do sth.
His tendency to exaggerate is well known.
She has a tendency to glance around to see if there's someone more important to
As a general rule, the middle class has a tendency to be politically conservative.
Greg's tendency to be critical made him unpopular with his co-workers.
The drug is effective but has a tendency to cause headaches.
This material has a tendency to shrink when washed.
There has been a tendency for industry to be located in a single region, instead of
being dispersed evenly over the whole country.
Prices continue to show an upward tendency.
There is a tendency for unemployment to rise in the summer.
There is a growing tendency to regard money more highly than quality of life.
Surveys show a trend away from home-ownership and toward rented accommodation.
There is a growing trend for people to work at home instead of in offices.
There is an inevitable trend that technical specialists, managers and even executives
will be contracted as supplemental workers.
The trend at the moment is for a more natural and less made-up look.
A worrying trend for insurers has been a rise in fraudulent claims.
He always follows his own inclination instead of thinking of others’ feelings.
But girls rarely seem to have either the chance or the inclination to get plugged in
We should be basing our decisions on solid facts, not inclinations and hunches.
Neither of my children showed the slightest inclination to follow me into journalism.
He had neither the time nor the inclination to be involved in the matter.
It is the bank s job to second-guess the public's inclination to save or spend.
From May the prices of these products have an inclination to go up.