Synonyms of lean in English

: lean1lean2

lean1


See definition of lean

verb

1‘Polly leaned against the door’

SYNONYMS

rest, be propped up, recline, be supported

2‘a line of palm trees leaning in the wind’

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slant, incline, bend, tilt, be at an angle, slope, tip, bank, list, heel, careen, cant, bias, veer, sway, angle

3‘he leans towards existentialist philosophy’

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tend, incline, gravitate, have a tendency

have a propensity for, have a proclivity for, have a preference for, have a penchant for, be partial to, be attracted to, have a liking for, have an affinity with, be prone to

4‘Jack had always been there, a strong shoulder to lean on’

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depend, be dependent, rely, count, bank, pin one's faith

have faith in, trust, have every confidence in, swear by, cling to

not manage without

5‘I got leaned on by villains many times’

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intimidate, coerce, domineer, browbeat, bully, tyrannize, pressurize, threaten, compel, pressure, put pressure on, force, drive, impel, constrain

informal twist someone's arm, put the frighteners on, put the screws on, strong-arm, push around, squeeze, bulldoze


Synonyms of lean in English

: lean1lean2

lean2


See definition of lean

adjective

1‘a tall, lean, aristocratic man’

SYNONYMS

slim, thin, slender, rangy, spare, wiry, slight

lissom, svelte, willowy, sylphlike

skinny, scrawny, scraggy, lanky, lank, bony, gaunt, emaciated, skin and bones, raw-boned, rangy, gangling, spindly, skeletal, size-zero, angular, pinched

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fat

2‘lean meat’

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non-fatty, unfatty

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fatty

3‘a lean harvest’

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meagre, scanty, sparse, poor, scant, mean, inadequate, insufficient, paltry, limited, restricted, modest, deficient, insubstantial, slight

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abundant, plentiful

4‘too often in lean times the poorest are asked to make the largest sacrifices’

SYNONYMS

unproductive, unfruitful, unprofitable, unremunerative, arid, barren

hard, bad, difficult, tough, impoverished, poverty-stricken, moneyless

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productive, prosperous