Adjective "Dented" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Dented


    Definition:

    1. a hollow or depression in a surface, as from a blow.

    2. a noticeable effect, especially of reduction: to leave a dent in one's savings; a dent in one's pride. verb (used with object)

    3. to make a dent in or on; indent: The impact dented the car's fender.

    4. to have the effect of reducing or slightly injuring: The caustic remark dented his ego. verb (used without object)

    5. to show dents; become indented: Tin dents more easily than steel.

    6. to sink in, making a dent: Nail

    Origin:
    dent

    Examples:

    "solemnities can be dented by arrivals."

    "seriousnesses can be dented by arrivals."

    "sentiments can be dented by newses."

    "attempts can be dented by rallies."

    "sentiments can be dented."

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