Need another word that means the same as “bent”? Find 71 synonyms and 30 related words for “bent” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Bent” are: bent on, dead set, out to, crumpled, dented, bended, twisted, crooked, warped, contorted, deformed, misshapen, out of shape, irregular, intent on, determined on, set on, insistent on, fixed on, resolved on, firm about, committed to, corrupt, corruptible, bribable, buyable, venal, fraudulent, criminal, lawless, villainous, illegally obtained, under the counter, illegal, illicit, unlawful, smuggled, bootleg, contraband, gay, lesbian, lesbigay, set, bent-grass, bent grass, hang, knack, inclination, predisposition, disposition, instinct, orientation, leaning, tendency, penchant, bias, predilection, proclivity, propensity, talent, gift, flair, ability, aptitude, facility, faculty, skill, capability, capacity, forte, genius
Bent as a Noun
Definitions of "Bent" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “bent” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A natural talent or inclination.
- A special way of doing something.
- A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way.
- An area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges.
- Grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens.
Synonyms of "Bent" as a noun (29 Words)
|ability||The quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment.|
The manager had lost his ability to motivate the players.
The aptitude of this society to assimilate new elements.
|bent grass||A relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way.|
|bent-grass||Grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens.|
|bias||A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation.|
The bias towards younger people in recruitment.
|capability||A facility on a computer for performing a specified task.|
The capability of a metal to be fused.
|capacity||The ability or power to do or understand something.|
He had drunk beyond his capacity.
|disposition||The action of arranging people or things in a particular way.|
A swelling with a disposition to rupture.
|facility||A building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry.|
He was famous for his facility as an archer.
|faculty||The body of teachers and administrators at a school.|
There were then no tenured women on the faculty.
|flair||Distinctive and stylish elegance.|
None of us had much artistic flair.
|forte||A musical composition or musical passage to be performed loudly.|
Small talk was not his forte.
|genius||Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality.|
This young man is my good genius my guardian angel.
|gift||Something acquired without compensation.|
His mother s gift of a pen.
|hang||The way in which something hangs.|
He couldn t get the hang of it.
|inclination||That toward which you are inclined to feel a liking.|
The questioner s inclination of his head.
|instinct||The fact or quality of possessing innate behaviour patterns.|
The spawning instinct in salmon.
|knack||An acquired or natural skill at doing something.|
He had a knack for communicating.
|leaning||An inclination to do something.|
His early leanings towards socialism.
|orientation||A predisposition in favor of something.|
Recent research in animal orientation.
|penchant||A strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.|
He has a penchant for adopting stray dogs.
|predilection||A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.|
A predilection for expensive cars.
|predisposition||Susceptibility to a pathogen.|
A child may inherit a predisposition to schizophrenia.
|proclivity||A natural inclination.|
He has a proclivity for exaggeration.
|propensity||An inclination to do something.|
The propensity of disease to spread.
|set||(psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way.|
The set of his mind was obvious.
|skill||An ability that has been acquired by training.|
The skills of cookery.
|talent||Natural aptitude or skill.|
A mighty steed bought from a Thessalian merchant for thirteen talents.
|tendency||An inclination to do something.|
Fabric with a tendency to shrink.
Usage Examples of "Bent" as a noun
- He had a bent for it.
- A man of a religious bent.
- She had no natural bent for literature.
Bent as an Adjective
Definitions of "Bent" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “bent” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Dishonest; corrupt.
- Determined to do or have.
- Of metal e.g.
- Fixed in your purpose.
- Sharply curved or having an angle.
- Homosexual (typically used of a man).
- Used of the back and knees; stooped.
Synonyms of "Bent" as an adjective (42 Words)
|bended||Used of the back and knees; stooped.|
With bent or bended back.
|bent on||Used of the back and knees; stooped.|
|bootleg||(of alcoholic drink or a recording) made, distributed, or sold illegally.|
|bribable||Capable of being corrupted.|
|buyable||Susceptible to bribery.|
These banned sweets are still buyable in markets.
|committed to||Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship.|
|contorted||Twisted or bent out of the normal shape.|
|contraband||Distributed or sold illicitly.|
The contraband market.
|corrupt||Lacking in integrity.|
A corrupt and rotting corpse.
|corruptible||Capable of being corrupted.|
|criminal||Involving or being or having the nature of a crime.|
A criminal waste of talent.
|crooked||Not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive.|
A crooked business deal.
|crumpled||Crushed to form creases and wrinkles.|
A crumpled sheet.
|dead set||Not surviving in active use.|
|deformed||So badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly.|
Deformed thalidomide babies.
|dented||Of metal e.g.|
|determined on||Determined or decided upon as by an authority.|
|firm about||Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable.|
|fixed on||Securely placed or fastened or set.|
|fraudulent||Intended to deceive – S.T.Coleridge.|
|illegal||Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.|
|illegally obtained||Prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules.|
|illicit||Forbidden by law, rules, or custom.|
|insistent on||Demanding attention- H.L.Mencken.|
|intent on||Giving or marked by complete attention to- Walter de la Mare.|
|irregular||Not occurring at a regular rate or fixed intervals.|
|lawless||Without law or control.|
Lawless bands roaming the plains.
|lesbigay||Relating to lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men.|
|misshapen||So badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly.|
Misshapen old fingers.
|out of shape||Out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election.|
|out to||Not worth considering as a possibility.|
|resolved on||Explained or answered.|
|set on||Converted to solid form (as concrete.|
|smuggled||Distributed or sold illicitly.|
|twisted||(of a joint) injured by wrenching; sprained.|
The crash left a trail of twisted metal across the carriageway.
|under the counter||Located below or beneath something else.|
|unlawful||Not conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules.|
They claimed the ban was unlawful.
|venal||Capable of being corrupted.|
Local customs officers are notoriously venal.
|villainous||Relating to, constituting, or guilty of wicked or criminal behaviour.|
A villainous plot.
|warped||Bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp.|
The floors were warped and cracked.
Usage Examples of "Bent" as an adjective
- A bent cop.
- A mob bent on violence.
- Bent nails.
- A missionary bent on saving souls.
- Bent on going to the theater.
- A piece of bent wire.
- With bent (or bended) back.
Associations of "Bent" (30 Words)
|aberration||The apparent displacement of a celestial object from its true position, caused by the relative motion of the observer and the object.|
|aquiline||(of a person’s nose) hooked or curved like an eagle’s beak.|
|bend||Bend a joint.|
Sailors were bending sails to the spars.
|bow||Play on a string instrument with a bow.|
She bowed before the Queen.
|crimp||A small connecting piece for crimping wires or lines together.|
Crimped blonde hair.
|crooked||Bent or twisted out of shape or out of place.|
His teeth were yellow and crooked.
|curve||Curved segment of a road or river or railroad track etc.|
Starting with arms outstretched curve the body sideways.
|distortion||A shape resulting from distortion.|
Heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion.
|flex||The action or state of flexing.|
She saw him flex his ankle and wince.
|fold||Confine in a fold like sheep.|
The club folded earlier this year.
|garble||A garbled account or transmission.|
Most readers assumed the word was a typographical garble.
|gnarled||Knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age.|
The gnarled old oak tree.
|hooked||Having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold.|
A girl who got hooked on cocaine.
|ironical||Humorously sarcastic or mocking.|
An ironical smile.
|kink||Form a curl curve or kink.|
A kink in the road.
|meander||Wander at random.|
A leisurely meander round the twisting coastline road.
|meandering||Proceeding in a convoluted or undirected fashion.|
Meandering rivers flow at vastly different rates.
|refract||Subject to refraction.|
Refract a light beam.
|serpentine||Winding and twisting like a snake.|
For young horses suppleness and control were built with serpentines.
|sinuous||Curved or curving in and out.|
The river follows a sinuous trail through the dale.
|stoop||Condescend to do something.|
The man stoops his head.
|turn||Turning or twisting around in place.|
The chestnut leaves were turning.
|twist||Do the twist.|
She twisted her handkerchief into a knot.
|twisted||Having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented.|
Many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality.
|warp||In weaving arrange yarn so as to form the warp of a piece of cloth.|
The warp and weft are the basic constituents of all textiles.
|warped||Bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp.|
A warped sense of humour.
|winding||The act of winding or twisting.|
A winding country road.
|wry||Bent to one side.|
|zigzag||A turn on a zigzag course.|
The path zigzagged between dry rises in the land.