canting

adjective
cant·​ing | \ ˈkan-tiŋ How to pronounce canting (audio) \

Definition of canting

: affectedly pious or righteous a canting moralist

Examples of canting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To achieve her extremely light displacement, the ClubSwan125 has a deep canting keel to reduce weight and increase righting moment. Bill Springer, Forbes, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of canting

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for canting

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The first known use of canting was in 1663

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“Canting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canting. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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