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bent1

bent1

 
pronunciation:
bent
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not straight; curved or crooked.
a bent rod
 
synonyms:
angled, arced, bow, crooked, curved
antonyms:
straight
similar words:
arched, curled, flexed, inflected, vaulted
definition 2: determined or resolved (usu. fol. by on).
She is bent on getting her own way.
synonyms:
determined, intent, resolute, resolved
similar words:
fixed, insistent, set
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an aptitude or liking.
She has a bent for mathematics.
synonyms:
aptitude, fondness, liking, partiality, penchant, propensity
similar words:
bias, disposition, inclination, knack, leaning, preference, tendency, trend
definition 2: in construction, a transverse member or framework used to strengthen a structure.
similar words:
framework, structure, support, traverse
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part of speech: verb
definition: past tense and past participle of bend.