canting definition

  • verb:
    • provide participle of cant.
    • Present participle of cant.
  • adjective:
    • talking in a whining words; making use of technical or spiritual terms affectedly; affectedly pious.
    • talking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious.
  • noun:
    • the usage cannot; hypocrisy.
    • The work of talking in a whining tone; an apparently insincere usage of spiritual or pious phraseology.
    • the employment of the terms or phraseology of a particular class, at the time of beggars, thieves, gipsies, tramps, etc., or of a particular occupation or topic.
    • purchase by auction.
    • The use of cannot; hypocrisy.
    • The act of talking in a whining tone; an apparently insincere use of religious or pious phraseology.
    • making use of the terms or phraseology of a certain course, by beggars, thieves, gipsies, tramps, etc., or of a certain occupation or topic.
    • Sale by auction.
  • others:
    • Affectedly or hypocritically pious; whining: as, a canting hypocrite; a canting tone of voice.
    • In heraldry, allusive; descriptive associated with the bearer's title, estate, or the love. See allusive hands, under arm.
    • for the nature of expert cant or jargon: employed by or particular to a particular course, career, or topic: as, canting terms; canting language.
    • Affectedly or hypocritically pious; whining: as, a canting hypocrite; a canting modulation of voice.
    • In heraldry, allusive; descriptive for the bearer's title, property, or perhaps the want. See allusive arms, under supply.
    • associated with nature of professional cannot or jargon: used by or peculiar to a specific course, career, or topic: since, canting terms; canting language.

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