Definition of leaning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

leaning

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈliːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːnɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually plural] leaning (toward(s) something) a tendency to prefer something or to believe in particular ideas, opinions, etc. synonym inclination, tendency a leaning towards comedy rather than tragedy a person with socialist leaningsExtra examples He had leanings towards classical architecture. John has no political leanings. My leanings have always been towards comedy rather than tragedy.
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