Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of predisposition | Another word for predisposition | What is predisposition?

Definition 1: a disposition in advance to react in a particular way - [noun denoting attribute]

(predisposition is a kind of ...) a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing

"a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

Definition 2: an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way - [noun denoting cognition]

(predisposition is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

(... is a kind of predisposition ) a predisposition in favor of something

"a predilection for expensive cars" "his sexual preferences" "showed a Marxist orientation"

Definition 3: susceptibility to a pathogen - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for predisposition in the sense of this definition

(predisposition is a kind of ...) the state of being susceptible; easily affected

(... is a kind of predisposition ) person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease)

"the consumptive habitus"

(... is a kind of predisposition ) the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)

(... is a kind of predisposition ) pathological sensitivity

(... is a kind of predisposition ) constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality

(... are attributes of predisposition) making susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli

(... are attributes of predisposition) making less susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli

More words

Another word for predisposed

Another word for predispose

Another word for predilection

Another word for predigested

Another word for predigest

Another word for prednisolone

Another word for prednisone

Another word for predominance

Another word for predominant

Another word for predominantly


Other word for predominantly

predominantly meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce predominantly