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- v. Present participle of cant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious.
- n. The use of cant; hypocrisy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affectedly or hypocritically pious; whining: as, a canting hypocrite; a canting tone of voice.
- In heraldry, allusive; descriptive of the bearer's name, estate, or the like. See allusive arms, under arm.
- Of the nature of professional cant or jargon: used by or peculiar to a particular class, profession, or subject: as, canting terms; canting language.
- n. The act of speaking in a whining tone; an apparently insincere use of religious or pious phraseology.
- n. The use of the terms or phraseology of a particular class, as of beggars, thieves, gipsies, tramps, etc., or of a particular profession or subject.
- n. Sale by auction.
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