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Synonyms for leaning
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaning, propensity, tendency(noun)

    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, leaning(noun)

    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, leaning(noun)

    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. leaning(adj)

    the act of deviating from a vertical position

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

    vertical, perpendicular, horizontal

  5. atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped(adj)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. leaning

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

    avoidance, aversion, repugnance, loathing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leaning(n.)

    bent, inclination, bias, propensity, proneness, TENDENCY

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. leaning(a)

    reclining, inclining, supine

  2. leaning(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    layback, panther

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  1. Anthony Cragg:

    As we speak we have been taking profit quite actively in the run-up to the elections and political temperatures have risen, the concern out there, which is not unique to us, is of government interference particularly in monetary policy. It looks like the president is leaning on the central bank to cut rates at a time when they should not be cutting.

  2. 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. Colton Haab said that 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.

  3. Cristian Maggio:

    The markets recovered, the calendar is pretty empty, and the market is just waiting for the referendum to be cleared as a source of risk, so everything is leaning in the direction of 'wait and see' until next week.

  4. Matt Barreto:

    We are gaining every day with Latino voters. It is pre-election, so there are a lot of undecided voters. But that is not a surprise or a controversy, historically, those undecided voters are younger and more Democratic leaning and have voted for Democrats 2-to-1 in the past. ... We are on track and will continue to go after every single Latino vote.

  5. Lou Brien:

    I think the reaction in the bonds is greater than you would think from the stimulus of oil and the stock market, part of it is, maybe people started leaning the wrong way last week if they thought we’d seen the bottom in crude and stocks.

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