adjective Etymology: 5cant Date: 1663 affectedly pious or righteous <
a canting moralist

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  • Canting — Cant ing, a. Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone. {Cant ing*ly}, adv. {Cant ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Canting arms}, {Canting heraldry} (Her …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canting — Cant ing, n. The use of cant; hypocrisy. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canting — index querulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • canting — hypocritical, sanctimonious, Pharisaical (see under HYPOCRISY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • canting — ˈkantiŋ, ˈaa , ˈai , ēŋ adjective Etymology: from present participle of cant (V) 1. : affectedly pious : hypocritical a canting moralist 2. : allusive; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Canting — Cant Cant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Canted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Canting}.] 1. To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship. [1913 Webster] 2. To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canting — Ein Tjanting (andere Schreibweise: Canting) ist ein Werkzeug aus Indonesien, um mit flüssigem Wachs bei der Batik Technik auf Stoff zu malen. An einem Stiel befindet sich ein kleines Metallgefäß aus Kupfer oder Messing, aus dem eine Tülle führt.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • canting — /kan ting/, adj. affectedly or hypocritically pious or righteous: a canting social reformer. [1560 70; CANT1 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • canting — noun restaurant zhe jian canting de shiwu haochi, danshi hen gui. Syn: fandian, caiguan …   Wiktionary

  • canting — Synonyms and related words: Pecksniffian, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, affected, aslant, aslope, atilt, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, careening, FALSE, goody, goody goody, holier than thou, hypocritic, hypocritical, inclinational, inclinatory,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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