Meaning of CANT in English

CANT

I. noun

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

His viewpoint is remarkably free of idealism or cant .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Along with that sound goes the overpowering stench of mendacity and cant .

And yet their eyes, their lips, a certain shy grin or quizzical cant of an eyebrow, look strangely familiar.

But what about the cant of usury and the mode of treating that he ought to know?

If there was one thing that he hated fervently it was affectation and cant .

Instantly, Penn establishes himself as an unsympathetic Satan, even before he starts his white-supremacist cant .

Their cant was not religious but phrenological.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The controls are canted toward the driver.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Grave Digger clears all the yellow cars, canting far to one side.

It maddened him and he canted athwart.

She was sitting down by the gate, one hand on her neck, her head canted over at a fierce angle.

This city could reconfigure parts of itself, great vitrodur panels sliding smoothly, tilting, canting.

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