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cant

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cant

  1. the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon <a steep cant of the riverbank at that turn in the river> Synonyms cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, slope, tilt, upgradeRelated Words ascent, bank, climb, riseNear Antonyms declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, fall, hang, hanging, receding


cant

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cant

  1. 1 the pretending of having virtues, principles, or beliefs that one in fact does not have <many accused the evangelist of cant, since his lavish lifestyle seemed to bear little resemblance to what he was preaching> Synonyms cant, dissembling, dissimulation, insincerity, piousnessRelated Words deceit, deceitfulness, deception, deceptiveness, dishonesty, double-dealing, falsity, perfidy, two-facedness; affectation, affectedness, pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness, sanctimoniousness, self-righteousness, self-satisfaction; duplicity, fakery, falseness, fraudulentness, shamming; artificiality, glibness, oiliness, smoothness, unctuousnessNear Antonyms candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, honesty, openheartedness, openness, probity, straightforwardness, truthfulness; artlessness, guilelessness, naturalness, unaffectednessAntonyms genuineness, sincereness, sincerity

  2. 2 the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field <the colorful cant used by movie producers and publicity agents in Hollywood> Synonyms argot, cant, dialect, jargon, jive, language, lingo, patois, patter, shop, shoptalk, slang, vocabularyRelated Words colloquial, colloquialism, idiom, localism, parlance, pidgin, provincialism, regionalism, speech, vernacular, vernacularism; slanguage; bureaucratese, computerese, cyberspeak, educationese, governmentese, journalese, technobabble


cant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of cant

  1. running in a slanting direction <the cant buttresses on the interior walls are made of solid oak> Synonyms diagonal, canted, graded, inclined, leaning, listing, oblique, pitched, raked, slant, slanted, slantwise, sloped, sloping, tilted, tiltingNear Antonyms horizontal, level; plumb, up-and-down, vertical; parallel, perpendicular


cant

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cant

  1. to set or cause to be at an angle <carefully canted the ladder against the wall> Synonyms angle, lean, cock, heel, incline, list, pitch, slant, slope, tilt, tipRelated Words bank; bend, deviate, swerve, veer; decline, descend, recline, retreatNear Antonyms even, flatten, level, straighten


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