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    leaning - Dictionary definition and meaning for word leaning

    (noun) an inclination to do something
    Synonyms : propensity , tendency
    Example Sentence
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
    (noun) a natural inclination
    Synonyms : proclivity , propensity
    Example Sentence
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration
    (noun) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    Synonyms : inclination , lean , list , tilt
    Example Sentence
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
    (noun) the act of deviating from a vertical position Definition
    (adj) departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
    Synonyms : atilt , canted , tilted , tipped
    Example Sentence
    • the leaning tower of Pisa
    • the headstones were tilted
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