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adaptable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of adaptable

  1. 1 able to do many different kinds of things an activities director who's adaptable to any kind of situation Synonyms of adaptable versatile, all-around (also all-round), protean, universalWords Related to adaptable general-purpose, mixed-use, multipurpose; well-rounded; able, ace, adept, experienced, expert, masterful, proficient, skilled, skillful; adjustable, alterable, changeable, elastic, flexible, fluid, malleable, modifiable, plastic, pliable, pliant, supple, variableNear Antonyms of adaptable limited; amateur, inexperienced

  2. 2 capable of being readily changed the caterer's menu is adaptable to specific dietary needs, such as vegan, kosher, or low-fat Synonyms of adaptable flexible, adjustable, alterable, changeable, elastic, fluid, malleable, modifiable, pliable, variableWords Related to adaptable changing, fluctuating, inconstant, labile, unstable, unsteady, varying, versatileNear Antonyms of adaptable constant, stable, steady, unchanging, uniform, unvaryingAntonyms of adaptable established, fixed, immutable, inelastic, inflexible, invariable, nonmalleable, ramrod, set, unadaptable, unalterable, unbudgeable, unchangeable

Synonym Discussion of adaptable

plastic, pliable, pliant, ductile, malleable, adaptable mean susceptible of being modified in form or nature. plastic applies to substances soft enough to be molded yet capable of hardening into the desired fixed form.
    • plastic materials allow the sculptor greater freedom
pliable suggests something easily bent, folded, twisted, or manipulated.
    • pliable rubber tubing
pliant may stress flexibility and sometimes connote springiness.
    • an athletic shoe with a pliant sole
ductile applies to what can be drawn out or extended with ease.
    • ductile metals such as copper
malleable applies to what may be pressed or beaten into shape.
    • the malleable properties of gold
adaptable implies the capability of being easily modified to suit other conditions, needs, or uses.
    • computer hardware that is adaptable


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