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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 of 1cant cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, slope, tilt, upgradeWords Related to 1cant ascent, bank, climb, riseNear Antonyms of 1cant 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 of 2cant cant, dissembling, dissimulation, insincerity, piousnessWords Related to 2cant 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 of 2cant candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, honesty, openheartedness, openness, probity, straightforwardness, truthfulness; artlessness, guilelessness, naturalness, unaffectednessAntonyms of 2cant 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 of 2cant argot, cant, dialect, jargon, jive, language, lingo, patois, patter, shop, shoptalk, slang, vocabularyWords Related to 2cant 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 of cant diagonal, canted, graded, inclined, leaning, listing, oblique, pitched, raked, slant, slanted, slantwise, sloped, sloping, tilted, tiltingNear Antonyms of cant 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 of cant angle, lean, cock, heel, incline, list, pitch, slant, slope, tilt, tipWords Related to cant bank; bend, deviate, swerve, veer; decline, descend, recline, retreatNear Antonyms of cant even, flatten, level, straighten



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