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

4 senses of bent

Sense 1
bent, set -- (a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; "the set of his mind was obvious")
       => inclination, disposition, tendency -- (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict")

Sense 2
bent, bent grass, bent-grass -- (grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens)
       => grass -- (narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay)

Sense 3
bent -- (an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges)
       => grassland -- (land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life)

Sense 4
bent, knack, hang -- (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")
       => endowment, gift, talent, natural endowment -- (natural abilities or qualities)

Antonyms of verb bend

2 of 6 senses of bend

Sense 1
bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")
       Antonym of straighten (Sense 1)
      => straighten, unbend -- (straighten up or out; make straight)

Sense 3
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")
       Antonym of unbend (Sense 3)
      => unbend -- (free from flexure; "unbend a bow")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bend

6 senses of bend

Sense 1
bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 2
bend -- (change direction; "The road bends")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 3
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 4
crouch, stoop, bend, bow -- (bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 5
deflect, bend, turn away -- (turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest)
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 6
flex, bend -- (bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Antonyms of adj bent

3 senses of bent

Sense 1
bent, bent on (predicate), dead set (predicate), out to (predicate) -- (fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event")

INDIRECT (VIA resolute) -> irresolute -- (uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute")

Sense 2
bended, bent -- (used of the back and knees; stooped; "on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back")

INDIRECT (VIA unerect) -> erect, vertical, upright -- (upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright")

Sense 3
bent, crumpled, dented -- (of metal e.g.; "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders")

INDIRECT (VIA damaged) -> undamaged -- (not harmed or spoiled; sound)

Similarity of adj bent

3 senses of bent

Sense 1
bent, bent on (predicate), dead set (predicate), out to (predicate) -- (fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event")
       => resolute (vs. irresolute) -- (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith")

Sense 2
bended, bent -- (used of the back and knees; stooped; "on bended knee"; "with bent (or bended) back")
       => unerect (vs. erect) -- (not upright in position or posture)

Sense 3
bent, crumpled, dented -- (of metal e.g.; "bent nails"; "a car with a crumpled front end"; "dented fenders")
       => damaged (vs. undamaged) -- (harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings")

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