Synonyms of tilt


1. joust, tilt, struggle, battle

usage: a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

2. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing, dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict

usage: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"

3. tilt, partiality, partisanship

usage: a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"

4. tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning, position, spatial relation

usage: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"

5. rock, careen, sway, tilt, lurch, pitch, pitching

usage: pitching dangerously to one side


1. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle, bend, flex

usage: to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"

2. cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch, move

usage: heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"

3. careen, wobble, shift, tilt, move

usage: move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"

4. tilt, joust

usage: charge with a tilt

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Definition and meaning of tilt (Dictionary)