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English adjective: bent

1. bent fixed in your purpose

SamplesBent on going to the theater.
Dead set against intervening.
Out to win every event.

Synonymsbent on, dead set, out to



2. bent used of the back and knees; stooped

SamplesOn bended knee.
With bent (or bended) back.



Antonymserect, upright, vertical

3. bent of metal e.g.

SamplesBent nails.
A car with a crumpled front end.
Dented fenders.

Synonymscrumpled, dented



English noun: bent

1. bent (cognition) a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

SamplesThe set of his mind was obvious.


Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency

2. bent (plant) grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens

Synonymsbent grass, bent-grass

Broader (hypernym)grass

Narrower (hyponym)Agrostis canina, Agrostis nebulosa, Agrostis palustris, brown bent, cloud grass, creeping bent, creeping bentgrass, dog bent, Rhode Island bent, velvet bent, velvet bent grass

Member meronymAgrostis, genus Agrostis

3. bent (location) an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges

Broader (hypernym)grassland

4. bent (cognition) a special way of doing something

SamplesHe had a bent for it.
He had a special knack for getting into trouble.
He couldn't get the hang of it.

Synonymshang, knack

Broader (hypernym)endowment, gift, natural endowment, talent

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