canting

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See also: cāntīng

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

cant +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

canting

  1. present participle of cant

Adjective[edit]

canting (comparative more canting, superlative most canting)

  1. That cants or preaches in a false manner.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      "You damned, canting, hypocritical box-of-tricks. I'll be even with you yet." The heavy door slammed behind him.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Javanese [Term?].

Noun[edit]

canting (plural cantings)

  1. Alternative form of tjanting