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crisp

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of crisp

  1. 1 having a texture that readily breaks into little pieces under pressure <the bag of crisp cookies had a lot of crumbs on the bottom> Synonyms brickle [dialect], brittle, crispy, crumbly, embrittled, flaky (also flakey), friable, short Related Words crackly, crisped, crispened, crunchy, crusty; breakable, delicate, fragile Near Antonyms elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant, resilient; strong, sturdy, tough

  2. 2 being clean and in good order <a pretty, crisp bedspread for the guest room> Synonyms antiseptic, bandbox, neat, groomed, kempt, orderly, picked up, prim, shipshape, smug, snug, tidied, tidy, trig, trim, uncluttered, well-groomedRelated Words dapper, natty, saucy, smart, spiffy, spruce; immaculate, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless; rakish, sleek, streamlined, taut; organized, straight, systematicNear Antonyms scruffy, seedy, shabby, slipshod, sloppy; dirty, filthy, foul, nasty, sordid, squalid; dowdy, frowsy (or frowzy), rumpled, tousled, tumbled; disorganized, unsystematicAntonyms disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, messy, mussed, mussy, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy

  3. 3 marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning <a crisp suggestion about what they could do with their boom box> Synonyms aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, concise, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, monosyllabic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnailRelated Words abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turnedNear Antonyms pleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflatedAntonyms circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy




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