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The meaning of Canting


Canting – definition


Talk hypocritically and sanctimoniously about something.

Usage examples:

If they'd stop canting about ‘honest work’ they might get somewhere

Have or cause to have a slanting or oblique position; tilt.

Usage examples:

He canted his head to look at the screen

Hypocritical and sanctimonious talk, typically of a moral, religious, or political nature.

Usage examples:

He had no time for the cant of the priests about sin

Language specific to a particular group or profession and regarded with disparagement.

Usage examples:

Thieves' cant

A slope or tilt.

Usage examples:

The outward cant of the curving walls

A wedge-shaped block of wood, especially one remaining after the better-quality pieces have been cut off.

Usage examples:

A squared-off cant remains, containing the knottiest wood

Canting translation into English

Canting: translate from English into Chinese

Translate canting into Chinese (Simplified)}
倾斜, 讲黑

Canting: translate from English into Dutch

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Kantelen, Huichelen, Huicheltaal spreken, Op zijn kant zetten, Afkanten

Canting: translate from English into French

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Inclinaison, Pleurard

Canting: translate from English into German

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Verkanten, Kippen, Kanten, Schräg stellen, Schräg sein, Sich neigen, Schief sein

Canting: translate from English into Hindi

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Canting: translate from English into Italian

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Cantando, Parlare in gergo, Inclinarsi, Curvarsi

Canting: translate from English into Korean

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캔팅, 점잔빼는 말투의, 점잔빼는 말투

Canting: translate from English into Russian

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Наклон, Лицемерный, Кантование, Говорящий на жаргоне

Canting: translate from English into Spanish

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Hipócrita, Uso de palabrotas, Usado de palabrotas

Word origin

Middle English (denoting an edge or brink): from Middle Low German kant, kante, Middle Dutch cant ‘point, side, edge’, based on a Romance word related to medieval Latin cantus ‘corner, side’.

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