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dent

[ dent ]SEE DEFINITION OF dent
  • noundepression, scrape, chip
  • verbchip, scrape, depress

Synonyms for dent

  • incision
  • indentation
  • cavity
  • crater
  • crenel
  • cut
  • dimple
  • dint
  • dip
  • embrasure
  • furrow
  • hollow
  • impression
  • nick
  • notch
  • pit
  • scallop
  • score
  • scratch
  • sink
  • trough
  • con-cavity
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Antonyms for dent

  • increase
  • bulge
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DENT

Mr. Dent had received a visitor, and Frank determined to find out who it was.

"Well, I'll see you again when necessary," the stranger called to Mr. Dent.

Frank wondered at his uncle's caution, for Mr. Dent was not usually nervous.

But when they spoke of Frank's uncle, Mr. Dent, it must be they meant our Frank.

George glanced at the dent in the side panel of the station wagon.

The Dent du Midi is more impressive from the hotel, don't you think?

But a dent in lead will stay there; it has little elasticity of form.

Ten seconds more, and you'd have been obliterated, Dent, just as your plane was.

Tonight, as he came home, Lancaster decided to make a dent in the latter.

I rode down to Dent; we rode down to the place and did—what there was to be done.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "a strike or blow," dialectal variant of Middle English dint (q.v.); sense of "indentation" first recorded 1560s, apparently influenced by indent.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DENT

blemish

nounflaw

chip

nounshard, flaw
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