inclination noun

ADJ. strong | slight I did not feel the slightest inclination to hurry. | true | natural, own, personal The king's own inclination was always towards a pro-French policy. | homosexual, sexual | artistic, political

VERB + INCLINATION feel, have | show | lack | curb Hopes of advancement in the company may curb any inclination to deviate from the requirements of superiors. | follow In matters of dress she followed her personal inclinations rather than fashion.

PREP. by ~ He is a teacher by occupation but a philosopher by inclination. | ~ for an inclination for war | ~ towards She has no inclination towards mysticism.

PHRASES the time nor/or the inclination I have neither the time nor the inclination to play stupid games!