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cant1

cant1

 
pronunciation:
kaent
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: insincere statements made to give one the appearance of goodness, piety, or the like.
I'm tired of hearing the cant of these hypocrites in politics.
synonyms:
claptrap, lip service, sanctimony
similar words:
affectation, bunk, humbug, hypocrisy, insincerity, jargon, mummery, nonsense, patois, pretense, sham, wind
definition 2: the jargon particular to a class or profession.
The cant of the social worker includes many abbreviated terms referring to forms, government agencies, and regulations.
synonyms:
argot, idiom, jargon, lexicon, lingo, patter, phraseology, slang, terminology, vocabulary
similar words:
dialect, language, nomenclature, officialese, parlance, patois, shoptalk
definition 3: singsong, monotonous speech, esp. the repeating of ritualized phrases, as by a beggar.
synonyms:
monotone
similar words:
chant, repetition, ritual, singsong
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: canted, canting, cants
definition 1: to use solemn language hypocritically to gain a good reputation.
synonyms:
declaim
similar words:
orate, perorate, pontificate, sermonize
definition 2: to use jargon particular to a class or profession.
synonyms:
jargon
definition 3: to plead in a singsong tone.
similar words:
beg, chant, intone, plead