Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun leeway

2 senses of leeway

Sense 1
leeway -- ((of a ship or plane) sideways drift)
       => drift -- (the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane))

Sense 2
allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance -- (a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits)
       => discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance -- (a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion")

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