Definition of leaning
: a definite but not decisive attraction or tendency —often used in plural radical leanings
Examples of leaning in a Sentence
the news media are often accused of having liberal leanings
despite what his athletic leanings might suggest, he was actually a very lazy kid
Recent Examples of leaning from the Web
Though President Trump called out the company on Twitter Wednesday morning, the survey of the top 75 Fortune 500 companies shows consumers have a favorable view of Amazon regardless of political leanings.
But some of the poll's other numbers are damning or daunting if your partisan leanings tilt left.
Iraq's ministry of defense says Islamic State militants destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the adjacent iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night on June 21, 2017.
Add to those apparent political leanings the Special Counsel's potentially limitless spending -- paid out of DOJ's budget.
Republicans always need to do reasonably well with populists, which is why there’s always a tension between the pro-government leanings of a large number of their voters and the anti-government tilt of the party agenda.
Demonstrating the pro-Trump leanings of the crowd, Diaz-Balart’s mention of Ros-Lehtinen, Cuban-American official U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Obama prompted boos.
Anxiety about the probe — and fresh concerns about the political leanings of some of the attorneys involved — is percolating in the West Wing of the White House.
Not only that: Religious leaders’ denominational affiliations seem to shape their political leanings in a way that’s not the case for their congregants.
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LEANING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of leaning for English Language Learners
: a preference for something or tendency to do something
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