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spongy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of spongy

  1. 1 giving easily to the touch <spongy moss covered the ground> Synonyms flabby, mushy, pulpy, soft, squashy, squishy, squooshyRelated Words doughy, fleshy; droopy, flaccid, floppy, lank, limp, slack, yielding; bendable, compressible, crushable, elastic, flexible, kneadable, malleable, pliable, pliant, resilient, supple, willowy, workable; airy, lightNear Antonyms inelastic, inflexible, rigid, stiff, tense, unbending, unyielding; resistant, sound, strong, sturdy, tough; case-hardened, crush-proof, hardened, indurated, stiffened, tempered; compacted, compressed, condensed; adamantine, rock, rocklike; sturdy, substantialAntonyms firm, hard, solid

  2. 2 able to soak up liquids especially readily <generously pour the brandy over the cake, which is so spongy that it will absorb most of the liquid> Synonyms bibulous, absorbent, thirstyRelated Words osmoticAntonyms nonabsorbent




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