Canting

Definition of Canting

Cant´ing
a.1.Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone.
Canting arms
(Her.) bearings in the nature of a rebus alluding to the name of the bearer. Thus, the Castletons bear three castles, and Pope Adrian IV. (Nicholas Breakspeare) bore a broken spear.
n.1.The use of cant; hypocrisy.

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Pecksniffian, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, affected, aslant, aslope, atilt, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, careening, false, goody, goody-goody, holier-than-thou, hypocritic, hypocritical, inclinational, inclinatory, inclined, inclining, insincere, leaning, listing, mealymouthed, oily, out of plumb, out of square, pecksniffian, pharisaic, pharisaical, pharisean, pietistic, pious, pitched, raking, recumbent, sanctified, sanctimonious, self-righteous, shelving, shelvy, sideling, sidelong, simon-pure, slant, slanted, slanting, slantways, slantwise, sloped, sloping, sniveling, tilted, tilting, tipped, tipping, tipsy, unctuous
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