Tuesday, 4 July 2017

That Word: Dint

That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that have newly discovered or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.  


Where I Discovered It?

This is another word I discovered while playing Words with friends.


  1. force; power:
  2. a dent.
  3. a blow; stroke
  4. to make a dent or dents in.
  5. to impress or drive in with force.

An Example Sentence

It took all the dint he had to make it all the way up the cliff.

My Thoughts

The first thing I think of with this word is dent. They sound alike with only one vowel in difference. The meaning I think is relatively simple. Although it has several meanings they relatively similar. 'Dint' is quite a simple word to say, one of those words that is spelt like it sounds. Not like some other words of the English language.

What did you think of this word? Have you come across it before? Have you used it before? Would you use it?


  1. Such a fascinating post about a word that we don't often see or think about!