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bent

adjective, chiefly British

Synonyms and Antonyms of bent

  1. given to or marked by cheating and deception the drug dealer knew which of the cops were bent Synonyms of bent dishonest [chiefly British], crooked, deceptive, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, shady, sharp, shifty, underhand, underhandedWords Related to bent unconscionable, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, false; artful, beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, foxy, slick, sly, subtle, wily; defrauding, devious, furtive, slippery, sneaking, sneaky, trickish, tricky; insidious, perfidious, treacherousNear Antonyms of bent conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforwardAntonyms of bent aboveboard, honest, straight


bent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bent

  1. 1 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing the perfect gift for a person of a literary bent Synonyms of bent affection, affinity, aptitude, inclination, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turnWords Related to bent favor, one-sidedness, partisanship, prejudice; endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; addiction, appetite, fancy, fondness, like, liking, preference, taste; forte, speciality, specialty; convention, custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, trick, way, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularityNear Antonyms of bent allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, distaste; detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; apathy, disinterestedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  2. 2 a special and usually inborn ability having a decided bent for languages, he picked up Italian in no time Synonyms of bent aptitude, talent, endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, head, knackWords Related to bent affinity, bias, disposition, habitude, impulse, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn; ear, eye, mind, nose; feel, hang, instinct, touch, way; capability, competence, facility, proficiency, skill; capacity, potential, power; forte, specialism, speciality, specialtyNear Antonyms of bent disability, handicap, inability, incapacity; shortcoming, weakness



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