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Cant 1100 Words You Need Week 40 Day 2

Cant 1100 Words You Need Week 40 Day 2

Cant 1100 Words You Need Week 40 Day 2

/kænt/ (noun)

glib talk, hypocritical talk, clichéd talk, facile talk, sanctimonious talk, clichés, platitudes, triteness, insincerity, false piety, lip service, commonplaces, sanctimony, insincere talk, pietism, hypocrisy, jargon, special language, rhetoric or vocabulary of a particular group or vocation, idiom, speech, terminology, slang, vernacular

Thus, though I think there is very little downright hypocrisy in the world, I do think there is a great deal of cant — “cant religious, cant political, cant literary,” etc., as Lord Byron said. Though few people have the face to set up for the very thing they in their hearts despise, we almost all want to be thought better than we are, and affect a greater admiration or abhorrence for certain things than we really feel. Cant is the voluntary overcharging or prolongation of a real sentiment; hypocrisy is the setting up a pretension to a feeling you never had and have no wish for. There are people who are made up of cant, that is of mawkish affectation and sensibility; but who have not sincerity enough to be hypocrites, that is, have not hearty dislike or contempt enough for anything, to give the lie to their puling professions of admiration and esteem for it.

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Antonym: sincerity

Noun: canter

Adjective: canting

Adverb: cantingly


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