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slant

slant

 
 
pronunciation:
slaent
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: slanted, slanting, slants
definition: to incline at an oblique angle; slope.
 
synonyms:
incline, lean, slope, tilt
similar words:
angle, bank, bend, cant, list, pitch, tip
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to be inclined at an oblique angle.
synonyms:
cant, incline, lean, slope, tilt
similar words:
angle, bend
definition 2: to give or write a selective account of, so as to reach a particular audience or promote a particular point of view.
synonyms:
angle, customize, suit, tailor
similar words:
adapt, fashion, incline, warp, weight
definition 3: to write or tell (a story or account) in a biased way.
synonyms:
bias, color, distort, warp
antonyms:
objectify, objectivize
similar words:
angle, bend, tinge, weight
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an oblique turn or incline; slope.
synonyms:
cant, inclination, incline, slope, tilt
similar words:
angle, pitch, tip
definition 2: something that slants, such as a line, plane, or the like.
synonyms:
inclination, skew, slope
similar words:
bias, cant
definition 3: a bias, viewpoint, tone, or opinion that influences interpretation or presentation.
The latest report put a new slant on the information we had received.a radio program with a satiric slant
synonyms:
angle, bias, spin
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derivation: slantingly (adv.)