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Jul 17 2020 19

Canting is an adjective that means pious or righteous.

The word cant, C-A-N-T — without the apostrophe — refers to the insincere use of pious words. A person who is frequently expressing cant could be called hypocritical or self-righteous or: canting.

When my canting uncle went on and on this Thanksgiving about his views on war I reached the point where I couldn’t take any more. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s someone ruining dinner with self-righteous preaching.