English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
a biased way of looking at or presenting something
pitch, rake, slantverb
degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
"the roof had a steep pitch"
"A scar slanted across his face"
slant, angle, weightverb
present with a bias
"He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
lean, tilt, tip, slant, angleverb
to incline or bend from a vertical position
"She leaned over the banister"
cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitchverb
"The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
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How to use slant in a sentence?
There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons-- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes--
People really need to take time and read a book, you know, that’s my advice. You could read 'A New Slant on Life,' you could read 'Dianetics.' And I think if you really read it, you’ll understand it, but unless you do, you’ll speculate. And I think that’s a mistake to do that.
A little double move, the safety (Reshad Jones) was getting low and got Odell on a slant. We hadn't practiced it in a while, but we talked about it earlier today that it might come up.
Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
There’s no political slant to the programming.
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- abschrägen, Schräge, neigenGerman
- γέρνω, σχιστομάτης, προκατάληψη, κλίση, κλίνωGreek
- suunnata, viettää, asenne, painottaa, vinosilmä, näkökulma, rinneFinnish
- bridé, pencher, incliner, bridée, connotation, biais, biaiserFrench
- inclinazione, pendenza, pendio, tendenza, angolatura, occhi a mandorla, inclinare, pendereItalian
- tītaha, hongaMāori
- склон, скос, тенде́нция, узкогла́зый, наклоня́ть, наклони́ть, накло́н, укло́н, косина́Russian
- naginjati, kosina, nagibSerbo-Croatian
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