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Antonyms for lean
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning(adj)

    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

    "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

    Antonyms:
    profitable, sufficient, rich

    Synonyms:
    rock, disceptation, list, magnetic dip, careen, magnetic inclination, angle of dip, sway, leaning, contention, tilt, argument, joust, inclination, controversy, inclination of an orbit, disputation, propensity, contestation, arguing, disposition, tendency, inclining, angle of inclination, proclivity, dip, listing

  2. thin, lean(adj)

    lacking excess flesh

    "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

    Synonyms:
    slender, sparse, slight, tenuous, fragile, thin, flimsy, skimpy

  3. lean(adj)

    lacking in mineral content or combustible material

    "lean ore"; "lean fuel"

    Antonyms:
    rich, profitable, sufficient

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

  4. lean, skimpy(adj)

    containing little excess

    "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

  5. lean(verb)

    not profitable or prosperous

    "a lean year"

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

  6. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle(verb)

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

    Synonyms:
    pitch, topple, run, be given, list, careen, fish, wobble, tiptoe, tip, tip off, fee, tap, shift, tilt, tippytoe, bung, cant over, tumble, incline, cant, angle, slant, weight, tend

  7. lean(verb)

    cause to lean or incline

    "He leaned his rifle against the wall"

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, angle, tend, be given, incline, tip, tilt

  8. tend, be given, lean, incline, run(verb)

    have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

    "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

    Antonyms:
    profitable, rich, sufficient

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, list, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, move, turn tail, range, run, tilt, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, prevail, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, play, die hard, race, pass, pitch, escape, dispose, black market, persist, incline, ladder, draw, hightail it, be given, slope, campaign, angle, tend, run away, ply, guide, melt, tip, slant, run for

  9. lean(verb)

    rely on for support

    "We can lean on this man"

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, angle, tend, be given, incline, tip, tilt

  10. list, lean(verb)

    cause to lean to the side

    "Erosion listed the old tree"

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

    Synonyms:
    slant, run, list, heel, incline, name, tend, number, angle, tip, be given, tilt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lean

    To tilt or tip is to throw out of a horizontal position by raising one side or end or lowering the other; the words are closely similar, but tilt suggests more of fluctuation or instability. Slant and slope are said of things somewhat fixed or permanent in a position out of the horizontal or perpendicular; the roof slants, the hill slopes. Incline is a more formal word for tip, and also for slant or slope. To cant is to set slantingly; in many cases tip and cant might be interchanged, but tip is more temporary, often momentary; one tips a pail so that the water flows over the edge; a mechanic cants a table by making or setting one side higher than the other. A vessel careens in the wind; lists, usually, from shifting of cargo, from water in the hold, etc. Careening is always toward one side or the other; listing may be forward or astern as well. To heel over is the same as to careen, and must be distinguished from "keel over," which is to capsize.

    Synonyms:
    cant, careen, dip, heel over, incline, list, slant, slope, tilt, tip

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lean(v)

    Antonyms:
    stabilitate, erect, re-erect, raise, rise, straighten

    Synonyms:
    incline, rest, support, tend, bend, depend, hang, repose, confide, slope

  2. lean(a)

    Antonyms:
    fat, brawny, plump, well-conditioned

    Synonyms:
    meagre, lank, tabid, emaciated, shrivelled, bony, thin, scraggy, skinny, slender, scanty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lean(a)

    Synonyms:
    thin, lank, spare, meager, poor, skinny, gaunt, emaciated, marcid, angular, slender, scant, bare

  2. lean(v)

    Synonyms:
    incline, slope, recline, tend, rely, depend, careen

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. lean

    Synonyms:
    MedspeakUK Lean philosophy, lean thinking

How to use lean in a sentence?

  1. Virginia Woolf:

    “She did not want to move, or to speak. She wanted to rest, to lean, to dream. She felt very tired.”

  2. Doc Hendley:

    The problem is that revenue will still struggle for a lot of these places and many workers will still be out of the job since businesses will be trying to run extra lean, a lot of those workers are living paycheck to paycheck, or trying to pay their way through school, or a single mom trying to take care of kids.

  3. Sean Callow:

    We lean towards no change but can see why markets are on edge, this meeting includes the semi-annual outlook report, updating forecasts which will surely include an admission that it will take longer than previously thought for inflation to reach the 2 percent target.

  4. Sanjay Hegde:

    It is obvious that these appointments lack judicial independence or adequate separation from the executive, and the judges are being appointed for tribunals with indications that they should lean in favor of declaring people foreigners.

  5. James Grover Thurber:

    You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.

How to pronounce lean?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say lean in sign language?

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