Home

Cite

Synonyms of cant

Noun


1. buzzword, cant, nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum

usage: stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition

2. bank, cant, camber, slope, incline, side

usage: a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force

3. slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular, non-standard speech

usage: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"

4. cant, pious platitude, talk, talking

usage: insincere talk about religion or morals

5. bevel, cant, chamfer, edge

usage: two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

Verb


1. cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch, move

usage: heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: cant (Dictionary)