Things that are slanted have a sharp angle or slope. You might admire the way the morning sun glints against the slanted metal roof of your barn.

A skateboard ramp is slanted, and so is the entire side of an A-frame house. When something is angled in a slant or diagonal, it's slanted. Another meaning of the adjective is "biased," or "one-sided." Slanted news coverage, for example, only gives you one perspective on a controversial subject, rather than the whole picture. The verb slant comes from the sixteenth century word slenten, or "slip sideways."

Definitions of slanted
  1. adjective
    having an oblique or slanted direction
    synonyms: aslant, aslope, diagonal, slanting, sloped, sloping
    at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position
  2. adjective
    favoring one person or side over another
    synonyms: biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, skewed
    showing favoritism
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