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Synonyms for leaning
ˈli nɪŋlean·ing

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. leaning

    tendency, inclination, proclivity, propensity, partiality, bias, liking

    avoidance, aversion, repugnance, loathing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaning, propensity, tendencynoun

    an inclination to do something

    "he felt leanings toward frivolity"

    trend, tendency, list, aptness, propensity, proclivity, inclination, disposition, lean, tilt

    horizontal, vertical, perpendicular

  2. proclivity, propensity, leaningnoun

    a natural inclination

    "he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

    propensity, list, aptness, proclivity, tendency, lean, inclination, tilt

    horizontal, perpendicular, vertical

  3. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaningnoun

    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"

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

    horizontal, vertical, perpendicular

  4. leaningadjective

    the act of deviating from a vertical position

    propensity, list, tilt, lean, tendency, proclivity, inclination

    vertical, perpendicular, horizontal

  5. atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tippedadjective

    departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal

    "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted"

    atilt, tilted, canted, tipped

    perpendicular, horizontal, vertical

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leaningnoun

    bent, inclination, bias, propensity, proneness, TENDENCY

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. leaningadjective

    reclining, inclining, supine

  2. leaningnoun

    inclination, tendency, propensity, bent, bias, proneness, predisposition, proclivity, reclination

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "leaning":

    layback, panther

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How to use leaning in a sentence?

  1. Karly Sigmund:

    I am leaning more towards Bernie but I have never heard anything that Hillary has to say besides the debates.

  2. Yonsei University.Though THAAD:

    It could be that the announcement is made to ensure a future government doesn't walk it back -- like with the THAAD acceleration, there may be some concerns that a future left-leaning government might be less willing to face the DPRK directly.

  3. Sara Bareilles:

    I'm dealing with old demons of anxiety and depression and working to manage that while taking in what's happening and leaning into activism, i've been going to [ social justice ] marches, all masked up, of course. I did a lot of reading, researching, listening. I'm trying to correct my mistakes. And philanthropically, supporting organizations like Color of Change and Black Lives Matter.

  4. Colton Haab:

    I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinions on my questions, Colton Haab said told a local ABC affiliate, WPLG-TV. CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted. The left-leaning cable news network denied the charge in a tweet, saying There is absolutely no truth to this. Colton Haab said Colton Haab was asked to prepare a speech and some questions, and Colton Haab was planning to ask about school safety, and the possibility of using veterans as armed security guards in schools, but was rejected by CNN. After being told Colton Haab had to ask a scripted question, Colton Haab decided not to attend the town hall. I don't think that it's going get anything accomplished. It's not gon na ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.

  5. Dorothy C. Fisher:

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

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. disenchanted
    • B. mesmerized
    • C. fascinated
    • D. transfixed

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