Penchant vs Slant - What's the difference?

penchant | slant |

As nouns the difference between penchant and slant

is that penchant is taste, liking, or inclination (for) while slant is a slope or incline.

As a verb slant is

to lean, tilt or incline.




(en noun)
  • taste, liking, or inclination (for)
  • He has a penchant for fine wine.


    * desire




    (en noun)
  • A slope or incline.
  • The house was built on a bit of a slant and was never quite level.
  • A bias, tendency, or leaning; a perspective or angle.
  • It was a well written article, but it had a bit of a leftist slant .
  • (pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of East Asian descent, supposed to have slanting eyes.
  • (obsolete) An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To lean, tilt or incline.
  • If you slant the track a little more, the marble will roll down it faster.
  • * Dodsley
  • On the side of yonder slanting hill.
  • To bias or skew.
  • The group tends to slant its policies in favor of the big businesses it serves.

    Derived terms

    * aslant