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Often NegativePlay
The word 'cant' used in moral contexts typically has a negative tone, implying dishonesty. SlideI tired of his cant about being the most honest politician.
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Public SpeakingPlay
Cant often appears in the context of public speaking, like sermons or speeches. SlideThe mayor's speech was full of political cant that few believed.
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Avoid in SincerityPlay
Avoid using 'cant' when genuine moral reflection or debate is intended. SlideHer heartfelt appeal was free of the usual cant.