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leaning

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of leaning

  1. running in a slanting direction the leaning tower of Pisa is a popular tourist attraction in Italy Synonyms of leaning cant, canted, graded, inclined, diagonal, listing, oblique, pitched, raked, slant, slanted, slantwise, sloped, sloping, tilted, tiltingNear Antonyms of leaning horizontal, level; plumb, up-and-down, vertical; parallel, perpendicular


leaning

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of leaning

  1. 1 a prevailing or general movement or inclination the news media are often accused of having liberal leanings Synonyms of leaning current, direction, drift, trend, run, tendency, tide, windWords Related to leaning curve, downside, shift, swing, turn, turnabout, upside; custom, habit, propensity, tenor, way; countercurrent, countertrend; undercurrent, undertow

  2. 2 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing despite what his athletic leanings might suggest, he was actually a very lazy kid Synonyms of leaning affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, inclination, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turnWords Related to leaning favor, one-sidedness, partisanship, prejudice; endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; addiction, appetite, fancy, fondness, like, liking, preference, taste; forte, speciality, specialty; convention, custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, trick, way, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularityNear Antonyms of leaning allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, distaste; detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; apathy, disinterestedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

Synonym Discussion of leaning

leaning, propensity, proclivity, penchant mean a strong instinct or liking for something. leaning suggests a liking or attraction not strong enough to be decisive or uncontrollable.
    • a student with artistic leanings
propensity implies a deeply ingrained and usually irresistible inclination.
    • a propensity to offer advice
proclivity suggests a strong natural proneness usually to something objectionable or evil.
    • a proclivity for violence
penchant implies a strongly marked taste in the person or an irresistible attraction in the object.
    • a penchant for taking risks


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