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Meaning & Definition of Leaning in English

English

Leaning

/linɪŋ/

noun

1. An inclination to do something

  • "He felt leanings toward frivolity"
    synonym:
  • leaning
  • ,
  • propensity
  • ,
  • tendency

2. A natural inclination

  • "He has a proclivity for exaggeration"
    synonym:
  • proclivity
  • ,
  • propensity
  • ,
  • leaning

3. The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

  • "The tower had a pronounced tilt"
  • "The ship developed a list to starboard"
  • "He walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
    synonym:
  • tilt
  • ,
  • list
  • ,
  • inclination
  • ,
  • lean
  • ,
  • leaning

4. The act of deviating from a vertical position

    synonym:
  • leaning

adjective

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

  • "The leaning tower of pisa"
  • "The headstones were tilted"
    synonym:
  • atilt
  • ,
  • canted
  • ,
  • leaning
  • ,
  • tilted
  • ,
  • tipped

Examples of using

The new Diet member was smoking, leaning back proudly in a chair.