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adherent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of adherent

  1. tending to adhere to objects upon contact the bandage is made from a mildly adherent fiber Synonyms sticky, adhesive, clingy, gluey, glutinous, gummy, tacky, tenacious, viscidRelated Words gelatinous, gooey, ropy (also ropey), syrupy, viscous; pitchy, tarryNear Antonyms nonviscousAntonyms nonadhesive


adherent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of adherent

  1. one who follows the opinions or teachings of another the Flat Earth Society surely doesn't have many adherents Synonyms acolyte, follower, convert, disciple, epigone, liege man, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votaryRelated Words apostle, missionary, proselytizer, soldier; faithful, loyalist; advocate, backer, champion, supporter; protégé, scholar, student; ideologist, ideologue (also idealogue), sectarian; admirer, cultist, devotee, enthusiast, fan, idolater (or idolator), worshipper (or worshiper), zealot; apparatchik, camp follower, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), hanger-on, henchman, lackey, lickspittle, minion, myrmidon, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-manNear Antonyms apostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoatAntonyms coryphaeus, leader


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