leaning

  • 1 leaning — n Leaning, propensity, proclivity, penchant, flair mean a strong instinct or liking for something or sometimes someone. One has a leaning toward something (as a church, a party, or a school of philosophy) when one definitely inclines to… …

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  • 2 Leaning — Lean ing, n. The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a leaning towards Calvinism. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 leaning — I noun attitude, bent, bias, conviction, disposition, favor, favoritism, feeling, gravitation, habit, idiosyncrasy, in disequilibrium, inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, perspective, position, posture, preconception, predetermination,… …

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  • 4 leaning — [n] tendency, bias aptitude, bent*, cup of tea*, disposition, drift, favor, favoritism, inclination, inclining, liking, mindset, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, sentiment, taste, thing,… …

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  • 5 leaning — ► NOUN ▪ a tendency or preference: communist leanings …

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  • 6 leaning — [lēn′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that leans 2. a tendency; inclination; penchant; predilection SYN. INCLINATION …

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  • 7 leaning — n. 1) a strong leaning 2) a leaning towards (to have a strong leaning towards political conservatism) * * * [ liːnɪŋ] a strong leaning a leaning towards (to have a strong leaning towards political conservatism) …

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  • 8 leaning — UK [ˈliːnɪŋ] / US [ˈlɪnɪŋ] noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms leaning : singular leaning plural leanings a tendency to prefer, support, or be interested in a particular idea or activity political/religious/feminist etc leanings: a tough… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 Leaning — This unusual and intriguing name, found mainly in Northern England, is of Anglo Saxon origin, and has a number of possible interpretations. Firstly, it may be a variant form, with n for m , a common substitution, of the locational surname Leeming …

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  • 10 Leaning — Lean Lean (l[=e]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leaned} (l[=e]nd), sometimes {Leant} (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaning}.] [OE. lenen, AS. hlinian, hleonian, v. i.; akin to OS. hlin[=o]n, D. leunen, OHG. hlin[=e]n, lin[=e]n, G. lehnen, L. inclinare, Gr …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 leaning — noun Date: 15th century a definite but not decisive attraction or tendency often used in plural < radical leanings > Synonyms: leaning, propensity, proclivity, penchant mean a strong instinct or liking for something. leaning suggests a liking or… …

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  • 12 leaning — lean|ing [ˈli:nıŋ] n a tendency to prefer or agree with a particular set of beliefs, opinions etc = ↑inclination ▪ his radical political leanings leaning towards ▪ a leaning towards the Right …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 leaning — lean|ing [ linıŋ ] noun count usually plural a tendency to prefer, support, or be interested in a particular idea or activity: political/religious/feminist etc. leanings: a tough young lawyer with feminist leanings leaning toward: a leaning… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 leaning — Synonyms and related words: a thing for, affinity, an ear for, an eye for, angularity, animus, aptitude, aptness, aslant, aslope, atilt, bag, bent, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, cant, canted, canting, capacity for, careening, cast, character,… …

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  • 15 leaning — [[t]li͟ːnɪŋ[/t]] leanings N COUNT: usu pl, with supp, oft N towards n Your particular leanings are the beliefs, ideas, or aims you hold or a tendency you have towards them. Many companies are wary of their socialist leanings... I always had a… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 leaning — noun (C) a tendency to prefer or agree with a particular set of beliefs, opinions etc; inclination (2): Fran has Communist leanings. (+ towards): a leaning towards the Right …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 leaning — noun my leaning is definitely toward a more liberal agenda Syn: inclination, tendency, bent, proclivity, propensity, penchant, predisposition, predilection, partiality, preference, bias, attraction, liking, fondness, taste; informal yen …

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  • 18 leaning — pasilenkimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Liemens lenkimas pirmyn arba į šalį iki reikiamos padėties. atitikmenys: angl. leaning; trunk bending vok. Beuge, f; Beugen, n; Beugung, f; Neigung, f rus. наклон …

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  • 19 leaning — atremtis statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Lengvaatlečio kūno dalių (kojų, rankų) sąlytis su žeme. atitikmenys: angl. leaning; rest vok. Stütz, m; Stütze, f rus. упор …

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  • 20 leaning — atremtis statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sportininko kojos, rankos ar kitos kūno dalies sąlytis su atrama – vertikaliu ar horizontaliu paviršiumi – darant tam tikrus judesius, veiksmus. atitikmenys: angl. leaning; rest vok.… …

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