Synonyms for leaning

Synonyms for (noun) leaning

Synonyms: leaning

Definition: the act of deviating from a vertical position

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen


Synonyms: lean, leaning, list, tilt, inclination

Definition: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

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

Similar words: position, spatial relation

Definition: the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

Usage: the position of the hands on the clock; he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage


Synonyms: proclivity, propensity, leaning

Definition: a natural inclination

Usage: he has a proclivity for exaggeration

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict


Synonyms: leaning, tendency, propensity

Definition: an inclination to do something

Usage: he felt leanings toward frivolity

Similar words: inclination

Definition: that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking

Usage: her inclination is for classical music

Synonyms for (adjective) leaning

Synonyms: tilted, tipped, atilt, leaning, canted

Definition: departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal

Usage: the leaning tower of Pisa; the headstones were tilted

Similar words: inclined

Definition: at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position

Usage: an inclined plane