The Correct spelling is: tendency
Common misspellings of the word tendency are:
How do you spell tendency?. It is not tendacy or even tendancy for that matter!
n., pl. -cies.
- Movement or prevailing movement in a given direction: observed the tendency of the wind; the shoreward tendency of the current.
- A characteristic likelihood: fabric that has a tendency to wrinkle.
- A predisposition to think, act, behave, or proceed in a particular way.
- An implicit direction or purpose: not openly liberal, but that is the tendency of the book.
- An implicit point of view in written or spoken matter; a bias.
[Medieval Latin tendentia, from Latin tendÄ“ns, tendent-, present participle of tendere, to tend. See tend1.]
SYNONYMS tendency, trend, current, drift, tenor, inclination. These nouns refer to the direction or course of an action or thought. Tendency implies a predisposition to proceed in a particular way: â€œThe tendency of our own day is â€¦ towards firm, solid, verifiable knowledgeâ€ (William H. Mallock). Trend often applies to a general or prevailing direction, especially within a particular sphere: â€œthe trend of religious thought in recent timesâ€ (James Harvey Robinson). Current suggests a course or flow, as of opinion, especially one representative of a given time or place: â€œthe whole current of modern feelingâ€ (James Bryce). A drift is a tendency that seems driven by a shifting current: a drift toward communism in Latin America. Tenor implies a continuous, unwavering course: â€œHis conduct was â€¦ uniform and unvarying in its tenorâ€ (Frederick Marryat). Inclination usually refers to an individual's propensity for or disposition toward one thing rather than another: an inclination to overindulge in sweets.