What is another word for slant?

Synonyms for slant
slænt, slɑntslant

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slant

    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.

    cant, careen, dip, heel over, incline, lean, list, slope, tilt, tip

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slant, anglenoun

    a biased way of looking at or presenting something

    rake, pitch, angle

  2. pitch, rake, slantverb

    degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

    "the roof had a steep pitch"

    pitch, rakehell, angle, lurch, delivery, roue, pitch shot, rip, tar, auction pitch, pitching, blood, rake, sales talk, profligate, sales pitch

  3. slantverb

    lie obliquely

    "A scar slanted across his face"

    pitch, angle, cant, lean, tip, weight, tilt, cant over

  4. slant, angle, weightverb

    present with a bias

    "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"

    burden, fish, pitch, angle, cant, weight down, burthen, lean, tip, weight, tilt, cant over

  5. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angleverb

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

    pitch, topple, run, be given, lean, list, careen, fish, wobble, tiptoe, tip, tip off, fee, tap, shift, tilt, tippytoe, bung, cant over, tumble, incline, cant, angle, weight, tend

  6. cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitchverb

    heel over

    "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"

    set up, pitch, lean, huckster, lurch, wobble, peddle, vend, tip, slope, careen, shift, tilt, hawk, flip, cant over, monger, deliver, cant, incline, weight, angle, sky, toss, gear

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  1. slantadjective


  2. slantnoun


  3. slantverb

    slope, lean, incline

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slantnoun

    slope, incline, inclination, obliquity

  2. slantverb

    slope, incline

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slant":

    slope, oblique, tilt, sloping, bias, slash, gradient

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How to use slant in a sentence?

  1. Emily Dickinson:

    There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons-- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes--

  2. John Travolta:

    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.

  3. Eli Manning:

    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.

  4. Emily Dickinson:

    Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

  5. Ted Sarandos:

    There’s no political slant to the programming.

Translations for slant

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  • مائلArabic
  • накло́нBulgarian
  • abschrägen, Schräge, neigenGerman
  • γέρνω, σχιστομάτης, προκατάληψη, κλίση, κλίνωGreek
  • inclinaciónSpanish
  • کجPersian
  • suunnata, viettää, asenne, painottaa, vinosilmä, näkökulma, rinneFinnish
  • bridé, pencher, incliner, bridée, connotation, biais, biaiserFrench
  • inclinazione, pendenza, pendio, tendenza, angolatura, occhi a mandorla, inclinare, pendereItalian
  • stantLatin
  • tītaha, hongaMāori
  • склон, скос, тенде́нция, узкогла́зый, наклоня́ть, наклони́ть, накло́н, укло́н, косина́Russian
  • naginjati, kosina, nagibSerbo-Croatian

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