Definition of leaning in English:



  • A tendency or partiality of a particular kind.

    ‘despite his liberal leanings, he had little sympathy for the individuals concerned’
    • ‘There's nothing startling about the academy's ideological leanings.’
    • ‘What are some leader leanings liable to leave an organization losing?’
    • ‘You could eat an entire meal here without realizing that the food has Peruvian leanings.’
    inclination, tendency, bent, proclivity, propensity, penchant, predisposition, predilection, proneness, partiality, preference, disposition, orientation, bias, attraction, liking, fancy, fondness, taste
    weakness, hankering, appetite, thirst
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