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Definitions and Synonyms of leaning | Another word for leaning | What is leaning?

Definition 1: the act of deviating from a vertical position - [noun denoting act]

(leaning is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

Definition 2: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where leaning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tower had a pronounced tilt
  • the ship developed a list to starboard
  • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

Synonyms for leaning in the sense of this definition

(leaning is a kind of ...) the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

"the position of the hands on the clock" "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

Definition 3: a natural inclination - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where leaning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

Synonyms for leaning in the sense of this definition

(leaning is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

Definition 4: an inclination to do something - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where leaning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he felt leanings toward frivolity

Synonyms for leaning in the sense of this definition

(leaning is a kind of ...) that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

"her inclination is for classical music"

Definition 5: departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where leaning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the leaning tower of Pisa
  • the headstones were tilted

Synonyms for leaning in the sense of this definition

(leaning is similar to ...) at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

"an inclined plane"

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