Somehow, it seems that the word 'proclivity' is increasingly used instead of 'inclination' in non-objectionable contexts. Such use is contrary to the definition of 'proclivity'.
proclivity /prəˈklɪv.ɪ.ti/ US /-ə.ţi/
noun [C] FORMAL
a tendency to do or like something, especially something immoral:
- the sexual proclivities of celebrities
- his proclivity for shapely blondes
a natural tendency to do sth or to feel sth, often sth bad Syn: ↑propensity
- his sexual/criminal proclivities
- the government's proclivity for spending money
Specific example in academia
Some seemed to have what we could call a “proclivity” for the practices they are asked to learn. The context is religion, the practice is praying.
Also, Jordan Peterson was using it in an interview too. The topic was not 'objectionable'
Is there anybody who can provide a good reason for this 'misuse' of proclivity in non-objectionable contexts?