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adjective as in punched

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I can’t calculate how big a difference it made, but I think it was at least a dent.

It’s so big that even advertisers leaving doesn’t make a dent.

Measure A advocates a specific solution to the region’s homelessness and housing problems in the form of a property tax increase for government-backed low-income housing that supporters say could put a serious dent in San Diego’s homeless population.

Hypothetically, an Apple search engine could make a dent in Google’s mobile market share.

I can still remember the sight of his mangled bike on the road and the dents in my car where his body bounced over it.

On 116th Street, dented low riders slinked by, windows open, music blaring.

“Stock gains dented over twists in budget talks,” as the MSN Money headline put it.

Atop her head sat an upturned, dented little metal bucket—recycling turned into millinery.

Most of these characters are, spiritually speaking, kicking a dented can down a dusty road.

Then there is Southwest Airlines (number three) a case of a well-earned good reputation that has been dented.

Richard fought the more slowly, his casque dented and his shield; but the Valencia mail was proof.

The hat was dented, the cape was torn, and there were marks on Mr. Hennessy's face.

He took it from her and pointed out where it had been dented by the firing-pin.

The couch was made up with a grimy sheet and a couple of greasy pillows and the cushions had a dented, much-slept-upon look.

It was a satisfying object to kick; it made a good noise and came to a clattering rest on its dented side.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dented, such as: biconcave, cupped, dimpled, dipped, excavated, and hollow.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.