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English adjective: leaning

1. leaning departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal


SamplesThe leaning tower of Pisa.
The headstones were tilted.


Synonymsatilt, canted, tilted, tipped


Similarinclined


Antonymshorizontal, vertical, perpendicular


English noun: leaning

1. leaning (feeling) an inclination to do something


SamplesHe felt leanings toward frivolity.


Synonymspropensity, tendency


Broader (hypernym)inclination

2. leaning (cognition) a natural inclination


SamplesHe has a proclivity for exaggeration.


Synonymsproclivity, propensity


Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency

3. leaning (attribute) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical


SamplesThe tower had a pronounced tilt.
The ship developed a list to starboard.
He walked with a heavy inclination to the right.


Synonymsinclination, lean, list, tilt


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation

4. leaning (act) the act of deviating from a vertical position


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity









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