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Synonyms 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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    profitable, sufficient, rich

  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

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

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

  3. lean(adj)

    lacking in mineral content or combustible material

    "lean ore"; "lean fuel"

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

    Antonyms:
    rich, profitable, sufficient

  4. lean, skimpy(adj)

    containing little excess

    "a lean budget"; "a skimpy allowance"

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  5. lean(verb)

    not profitable or prosperous

    "a lean year"

    Synonyms:
    skimpy, thin

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

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

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

    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

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  7. lean(verb)

    cause to lean or incline

    "He leaned his rifle against the wall"

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

    Antonyms:
    sufficient, rich, profitable

  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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    profitable, rich, sufficient

  9. lean(verb)

    rely on for support

    "We can lean on this man"

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

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

  10. list, lean(verb)

    cause to lean to the side

    "Erosion listed the old tree"

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

    Antonyms:
    rich, sufficient, profitable

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)

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

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

  2. lean(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    fat, brawny, plump, well-conditioned

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lean(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    incline (from a perpendicular)

  2. lean(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    recline, bear, rest

  3. lean(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    tend, have a tendency

  4. lean(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rest, incline for support

  5. lean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    thin, poor, gaunt, emaciated, meagre, lank, skinny, fallen away

  6. lean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    barren, jejune, TAME, prosy, dull

  7. lean(a.)

    Synonyms:
    scanty, slender, pitiful, inadequate, not full or abundant, not plentiful, not ample, not enough

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    skinny, meagre, thin, meager, tilt, scarce, sleek, scrawny, read, stylized, scant

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. lean

    Synonyms:
    MedspeakUK Lean philosophy, lean thinking

How to pronounce lean?

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How to say lean in sign language?

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How to use lean in a sentence?

  1. Dorothy C. Fisher:

    A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

  2. 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.

  3. Theodore Johnson:

    I think that That Sanders black support this cycle looks a lot like That Sanders black support in 2016. It tends to be geographically dispersed and stem from younger black voters who usually lean to the left on a range of policy issues, i don't want to say that That Sanders has hit a ceiling, but That Sanders seems to have found That Sanders constituency, and it's similar to what it was four years ago. The question is : Can That Sanders increase That Sanders share of the black vote through turnout instead of through converting older black voters ?

  4. Ted Cruz:

    There are some politicians who like to support boots on the ground in every conflict across the globe in an effort to lean forward and show how tough they are, i don't think this is a game of 'Risk.' I don't think it should be politicians moving armies about. I think it should be driven by the national security imperatives and the military needs on the ground.

  5. Ashley Theophane:

    When I watch Floyd Mayweather train I have to find something to lean against, floyd Mayweather sessions last for so long that my legs get tired just standing there.


Translations for lean

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الخالية منArabic
  • abocar, magre, repenjar-se, inclinarCatalan, Valencian
  • opřítCzech
  • lehnen, knapp, dürr, anlehnen, mager, schlankGerman
  • reclinar, apoyar, delgado, magro, esbelto, ajustado, arrimar, estrecho, sobreoxigenado, declinarSpanish
  • لمیدنPersian
  • nojata, kallistaa, laiha, nojautua, hoikka, kallistuaFinnish
  • serré, pauvre, presser, mince, maigre, pencherFrench
  • delgado, delgadaGalician
  • sandarIndonesian
  • appoggiare, sporgersi, ricca, adagiare, slanciato, magro, scarso, sodo, asciutto, adagiarsi, magra, reclinare, pendereItalian
  • 傾く, もたれるJapanese
  • ನೇರKannada
  • 기대다Korean
  • پاڵدانه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • liess, kalsnsLatvian
  • whararaMāori
  • leneNorwegian
  • leunen, mager, tenger, aanleunenDutch
  • lene, bikkeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mager, slankNorwegian
  • oprzeć sięPolish
  • esbelto, reclinar-se, magro, [[apoiar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • slab, ține, inclina, subțire, rezemaRomanian
  • бедный, обеднённый, поджарый, прислоняться, опираться, скромный, тощий, постный, наклоняться, опереться, наклониться, сухощавый, скудный, худой, прислонитьсяRussian
  • viseti, nasloniti seSlovene
  • mager, smal, lutaSwedish
  • zayıf, kıt, dayanmak, yağlı, yağsız, yaslanmak, inceTurkish
  • kambag'al, ozg'inUzbek
  • maigueWalloon
  • Chinese

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