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Synonyms for bent
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bent, set(noun)

    a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

    "the set of his mind was obvious"

    Synonyms:
    curing, hang, set, band, stage set, bent grass, solidification, readiness, solidifying, hardening, exercise set, lot, circle, knack, bent-grass

    Antonyms:
    irresolute, undamaged, upright, erect, vertical

  2. bent, bent grass, bent-grass(noun)

    grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens

    Synonyms:
    set, hang, bent-grass, knack, bent grass

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, vertical, erect, upright, irresolute

  3. bent(noun)

    an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges

    Synonyms:
    set, hang, bent-grass, knack, bent grass

    Antonyms:
    upright, irresolute, vertical, erect, undamaged

  4. bent, knack, hang(adj)

    a special way of doing something

    "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"

    Synonyms:
    set, hang, bent-grass, knack, bent grass

    Antonyms:
    erect, vertical, undamaged, upright, irresolute

  5. bent, bent on(p), dead set(p), out to(p)(adj)

    fixed in your purpose

    "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event"

    Antonyms:
    erect, upright, vertical, irresolute, undamaged

  6. bended, bent(adj)

    used of the back and knees; stooped

    "on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back"

    Synonyms:
    out to(p), bended, crumpled, dead set(p), dented, bent on(p)

    Antonyms:
    irresolute, vertical, undamaged, upright, erect

  7. bent, crumpled, dented(adj)

    of metal e.g.

    "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders"

    Synonyms:
    out to(p), bended, crumpled, dead set(p), dented, bent on(p)

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, erect, vertical, upright, irresolute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bent

    Synonyms:
    inclination, angle, direction, bias, determination, disposition, intention, prepossession, propensity, predilection, turn, leaning

    Antonyms:
    indisposition, aversion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disposition, inclination, tendency, turn, PENCHANT, leaning, bias, propensity, proclivity, predisposition, predilection, partiality, liking, fondness, proneness, appetency

  2. bent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    crooked, hooked, bowed, curved, aduncous, ARCUATE, INCURVATE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bent(a)

    Synonyms:
    crooked, flexed, hooked, determined

  2. bent(n)

    Synonyms:
    leaning, bias, proclivity, tendency, predilection, predisposition

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    bint, curved, twisted, crooked, warping, distorted, twisty, lodgepole, bend

How to pronounce bent?

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How to say bent in sign language?

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How to use bent in a sentence?

  1. Mencius:

    Never has a man who has bent himself been able to make others straight.

  2. Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    It's clear Senator McConnell is hell-bent on making it much more difficult to get witnesses and documents and intent on rushing the trial through.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

  4. Edward Snowden:

    The bottom line is that it became harder for us in the intelligence community to keep Americans safe. It became harder to monitor the communications of terrorist organizations that are bent on bringing bloodshed to our shores. Snowden’s disclosures helped these groups find ways to hide themselves in the crowded digital forest.

  5. Keith Buchanan:

    If the Fed is bent on becoming more dovish, the jobs data coming in shy of expectations feeds into that narrative and if they want to become more neutral, the wage inflation increasing above expectations strengthens that narrative, there's something to take for everyone from this report, not only among market participants but for those from within the Fed as well.


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