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slant

 (slănt)
v. slant·ed, slant·ing, slants
v.tr.
1. To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope: She slants her letters from upper right to lower left.
2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience: The story was slanted in favor of the strikers.
v.intr.
To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
n.
1.
a. A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope.
b. A sloping thing or piece of ground.
2. Printing A virgule.
3.
a. A personal point of view or opinion: an article with an unconventional slant.
b. A bias: an anti-religious slant.
4. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.

[Alteration of obsolete slent, from Middle English slenten, to fall aslant, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

slant′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: slant, incline, lean1, slope, tilt1, tip2
These verbs mean to depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal: rays of light slanting through the window; inclined her head toward the speaker; leaned against the railing; a driveway that slopes downhill; tilted his hat at a rakish angle; tipped her chair against the wall.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slanted - having an oblique or slanted directionslanted - having an oblique or slanted direction
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
2.slanted - favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
partial - showing favoritism

slanted

adjective
Angled at a slant:
Translations

slanted

adj (fig)gefärbt

slanted

[ˈslɑːntɪd] adj (programme, report) → tendenzioso/a

slanted

a. oblicuo-a, inclinado-a; sesgado-a.
References in classic literature ?
The cavern did not come to an end, as they had expected it would, but slanted upward through the great glass mountain, running in a direction that promised to lead them to the side opposite the Mangaboo country.
We are certainly a good distance away from the Land of the Mangaboos," added Zeb; "for we have slanted away from it ever since we started.
If the foot, in rising, slanted forward the slightest bit, the nose of the shoe penetrated the obstructing wall and tipped downward till the heel of the shoe struck the man's leg behind.
But the second idea, petty as it was, persisted; and, after swaying and mumbling to himself for a time, after unseeingly making believe to study the crisp fresh breeze that filled the Arangi's sails and slanted her deck, and, after sillily attempting on the helmsman to portray eagle-like vigilance in his drink-swimming eyes, he lurched amidships toward Jerry.
I looked round and saw to the right of me and a half-dozen yards in front of me a narrow gap in the wall of rock through which a ray of light slanted into the shadows.
To a height of thirty feet the face of the wall slanted outward, and then for almost an equal distance it was perpendicular, above which it slanted in again for some fifteen feet to the crest.
The position involves keeping the knees and ankles tucked closely together while the legs are slanted to the side.
The critical change in drag occurs in the Ahmed Body at 30[degrees] of the slanted base due to the transition in the wake structure.
Jiang on guitar and Tyler Chen on drums - quickly released its debut "Slanted Eyes, Slanted Hearts.
A new line of mobile Slanted Wire Shelving starter kits comes in four shelf dimensions: 18 x 36 inches, 18 x 48 inches, 24 x 36 inches and 24 x 48 inches.
Included are 12 new standard shelf sizes, four new slanted shelf sizes, and four new post heights.