Synonyms of lean in English

: lean1lean2

lean1


See definition of lean

verb

1‘Polly leaned against the door’

SYNONYMS
rest, be propped up, recline, be supported

2‘a line of palm trees leaning in the wind’

SYNONYMS
slant, incline, bend, tilt, be at an angle, slope, tip, bank, list, heel, careen, cant, bias, veer, sway, angle

3‘he leans towards existentialist philosophy’

SYNONYMS
tend, incline, gravitate, have a tendency
have a propensity for, have a proclivity for, have a preference for, have a penchant for, be partial to, be attracted to, have a liking for, have an affinity with, be prone to

4‘Jack had always been there, a strong shoulder to lean on’

SYNONYMS
depend, be dependent, rely, count, bank, pin one's faith
have faith in, trust, have every confidence in, swear by, cling to
not manage without

5‘I got leaned on by villains many times’

SYNONYMS
intimidate, coerce, domineer, browbeat, bully, tyrannize, pressurize, threaten, compel, pressure, put pressure on, force, drive, impel, constrain
informal twist someone's arm, put the frighteners on, put the screws on, strong-arm, push around, squeeze, bulldoze

Synonyms of lean in English

: lean1lean2

lean2


See definition of lean

adjective

1‘a tall, lean, aristocratic man’

SYNONYMS
slim, thin, slender, rangy, spare, wiry, slight
lissom, svelte, willowy, sylphlike
skinny, scrawny, scraggy, lanky, lank, bony, gaunt, emaciated, skin and bones, raw-boned, rangy, gangling, spindly, skeletal, size-zero, angular, pinched
ANTONYMS

fat

2‘lean meat’

SYNONYMS
non-fatty, unfatty
ANTONYMS

fatty

3‘a lean harvest’

SYNONYMS
meagre, scanty, sparse, poor, scant, mean, inadequate, insufficient, paltry, limited, restricted, modest, deficient, insubstantial, slight
ANTONYMS

abundant, plentiful

4‘too often in lean times the poorest are asked to make the largest sacrifices’

SYNONYMS
unproductive, unfruitful, unprofitable, unremunerative, arid, barren
hard, bad, difficult, tough, impoverished, poverty-stricken, moneyless
ANTONYMS

productive, prosperous