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# What is the opposite of “curved”?

## What is the antonym of “curved”?

The antonyms of curved are straight and linear. The antonyms straight and linear describe objects or lines that do not have any curves or bends. They convey a sense of directness, simplicity, and efficiency.

## Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)

Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!

straight

Extending or moving uniformly in one direction without curving or bending.

Example

He drew a straight line from one end of the paper to the other.

linear

Arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line.

Example

The graph showed a linear relationship between the two variables.

## How are these antonyms different from each other?

• 1Straight is a more general term that describes an object or line that does not curve or bend.
• 2Linear is a more specific term that describes an object or line that follows a straight or nearly straight path.

## Good things to know

• 1Geometry: Use straight and linear to describe shapes, lines, and angles.
• 2Navigation: Use straight and linear to give directions or describe routes.
• 3Design: Use curved and linear to describe the style or form of objects, such as furniture, architecture, or fashion.
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Remember this!

The antonyms straight and linear describe objects or lines that do not have any curves or bends. Straight is a more general term, while linear is more specific. Use these words in geometry, navigation, and design contexts to describe shapes, lines, angles, routes, and styles.

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