cant for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (kænt)
If you refer to moral or religious statements as cant, you are criticizing them because you think the person making them does not really believe what they are saying. [disapproval] ⇒ ...politicians holding forth with their usual hypocritical cant.
As a result, I have spent the last hour with that odiousFrenchmanlearning all his ridiculous cant.Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERYcant things that the Fool had neverbothered to explain to me.Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MANTipper must have been in the water some days. You fancy yourself, but you're brim full of cowardice, cant and crap.Gash, Jonathan THE TARTAN RINGERStom: why dont you take off your cloths we cant see anywayMr. Beeg: hey you like to 8 (o)?Alex Shakar THE SAVAGE GIRL