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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 of adherent sticky, adhesive, clingy, gluey, glutinous, gummy, tacky, tenacious, viscidWords Related to adherent gelatinous, gooey, ropy (also ropey), syrupy, viscous; pitchy, tarryNear Antonyms of adherent nonviscousAntonyms of adherent 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 of adherent acolyte, follower, convert, disciple, epigone, liege man, partisan (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votaryWords Related to adherent 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 of adherent apostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoatAntonyms of adherent coryphaeus, leader

Synonym Discussion of adherent

follower, adherent, disciple, partisan mean one who gives full loyalty and support to another. follower may apply to people who attach themselves either to the person or beliefs of another.
    • an evangelist and his followers
adherent suggests a close and persistent attachment.
    • adherents to Marxism
disciple implies a devoted allegiance to the teachings of one chosen as a master.
    • disciples of Gandhi
partisan suggests a zealous often prejudiced attachment.
    • partisans of the President


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