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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Stephen Covey:

    Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

  4. Nate Cohn:

    In recent decades, the Republicans have done really well in this process. They have controlled the redistricting process in more states than Democrats, and they’ve used that power to draw more Republican-leaning districts than Democrats.

  5. Ron Fournier:

    He said for the longest time he was going to support Hillary Clinton. She was the inevitable nominee in his mind. All he cares is that the best candidate beats the Republican nominee. But then (the) email (issue) happened, and he started distrusting her credibility a little bit, mainly it was Donald Trump. If Trump is going to win the nomination, Mike Glover suggests, anybody can beat him. So now he's leaning toward Bernie Sanders. Donald Trump has kind of given him permission to go a little bit more toward his heart than his head. And I wonder if there are other Iowa Democrats going through the same kind of thinking.

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