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dent

noun

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  1. 1 a sunken area forming a separate space there was a big dent in the car's hood where something had hit it Synonyms of dent cavity, concavity, hole, depression, dint, hollow, indentation, indenture, pit, recessWords Related to dent burrow, cave, cavern, ditch, excavation, furrow, groove, gutter, trench, trough; basin, bowl, valley; alcove, cleft, niche, nook, opening, recess, socket; alveolus, dimple, gouge, impression, imprint, notch, pocket; borehole, chuckhole, crater, posthole, pothole, sinkhole, wallow, water hole, well; abyss, chasm, gulf, vacuity, vacuum, voidNear Antonyms of dent hill, mound, rise; bump, bunch, hump, lump, pimple, swell, swelling, tumorAntonyms of dent bulge, camber, convexity, jut, projection, protrusion, protuberance

  2. 2 the amount by which something is lessened a little belt-tightening would at least make a small dent in our credit-card debt Synonyms of dent abatement, decline, decrement, decrease, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, loss, reduction, shrinkage, step-downWords Related to dent deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shorteningNear Antonyms of dent accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturnAntonyms of dent boost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise, step-up, uptick


dent

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dent

  1. to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent hopefully this vacation won't dent our bank account too much Synonyms of dent abate, de-escalate, decrease, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, ease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduceWords Related to dent compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualifyNear Antonyms of dent blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms of dent aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise


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