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leaning

[lee-ning] /ˈli nɪŋ/
noun
1.
inclination; tendency:
strong literary leanings.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English leninge, Old English hlining. See lean1, -ing1
Synonyms
bent, propensity, proclivity, bias, penchant.
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leaning

/ˈliːnɪŋ/
noun
1.
a tendency or inclination
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