Definition of bent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bent//
; NAmE NAmE//bent//
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[usually singular] bent (for something) a natural skill or interest in something She has a bent for mathematics. people of a philosophical bentExtra examples He showed a literary bent from a young age. She has an artistic bent. a child with a scientific bent a natural bent for languages She had a bent for administration. Some students have no natural bent for literature at all.
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