squishy

adjective
\ˈskwi-shē \
squishier; squishiest

Definition of squishy 

1 : being soft, yielding, and usually damp

2 : not firm, steady, or fixed : soft: such as

a : lenient sense 1

b : imprecise squishy estimates

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Other Words from squishy

squishiness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for squishy

Synonyms

flabby, mushy, pulpy, soft, spongy, squashy

Antonyms

firm, hard, solid

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Examples of squishy in a Sentence

The ground was wet and squishy. those are awfully squishy estimates for the final cost of a new football stadium

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The pork buns are a squishy delight, the summer rolls capture the season year-round, and the ramen is soul-warming. Kaitlyn Wylde, Vogue, "What’s So Great About Great Barrington? A Weekend Guide to the Quietly Cool Berkshire Town," 25 Oct. 2018 Instead, grab one of those squishy ice packs, or run a towel under cold water, advises Dr. Waldorf. Emily Gaynor, Teen Vogue, "How to Treat a Curling Iron Burn," 9 Aug. 2018 The number most people are watching is Tesla’s weekly production rate, a squishy figure that Musk has set up as his quarterly benchmark. Fortune, "Tesla's Mad Scramble to Meet Production Deadline Is Coming to an End," 30 June 2018 Amber's squishy lumps are technically referred to as keloids, usually caused by skin trauma and broken cartilage, and thus are very common after a botched ear piercing. refinery29.com, "The First Episode Of Dr. Pimple Popper Is A Popaholic's Dream Come True," 12 July 2018 From an austere place, not one that ’s squishy with emotion. New York Times, "Lydia Millet: By the Book," 7 June 2018 Privacy is a squishy concept, one that constantly evolves with the times—and with changing technologies. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "SCOTUS and Congress Leave the Right to Privacy Up for Grabs," 3 July 2018 There’s nobody else in here, just me and my spongy slice — crisp crust, squishy center, cheese burbling up like browned lava. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "How to eat like a local in the North End," 3 July 2018 Instead, the Tories have Mrs. May’s squishy interventionism, which only looks good compared to the socialism of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party, and isn’t convincing as a justification for tearing up trading relations with the European Union. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Brexit and Circuses," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of squishy

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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squirting cucumber

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squish

squishy

squit

squitch

squiteague

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squishy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of squishy

: soft and often wet

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