Definition of leaning
- radical leanings
the news media are often accused of having liberal leanings
despite what his athletic leanings might suggest, he was actually a very lazy kid
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affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, inclination, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn;
: a preference for something or tendency to do something
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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