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compact

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of compact

  1. 1 having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure a mattress with a compact foam core Synonyms of compact firm, hard, rigid, solid, stiff, unyieldingWords Related to compact case-hardened, compacted, compressed, hardened, indurated, stiffened, tempered; close, dense, heavy, thick, thickset; inelastic, inflexible, ramrod, unbending; compressed, condensed; adamantine, rocklike; sturdy, substantial; impenetrable, impermeable, nonporousNear Antonyms of compact loose, scattered, thin; bendable, elastic, flexible, malleable, pliable, pliant, supple; droopy, flaccid, floppy, lank, limp, slack; airy, light; permeable, porous; ultrasoftAntonyms of compact flabby, soft, spongy, squashy, squishy

  2. 2 having little space between items or parts compact soil that should provide good support for the plant Synonyms of compact close, crowded, dense, jam-packed, packed, serried, thick, tightWords Related to compact crammed, jammed, overcrowded; crushed, massed, pressed, squeezed, wall-to-wall; airtight, snug; compacted, compressed, condensed, congested; firm, hard, solid; impenetrable, impermeable, imperviousNear Antonyms of compact commodious, roomy, spaciousAntonyms of compact airy, loose, open, uncrowded

  3. 3 marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning compact prose without a single wasted word Synonyms of compact aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, concise, compendious, crisp, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, monosyllabic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnailWords Related to compact abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turnedNear Antonyms of compact pleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflatedAntonyms of compact circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy


compact

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of compact

  1. 1 a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples a five-nation compact to control drug traffic Synonyms of compact accord, alliance, treaty, convention, covenant, pactWords Related to compact entente, entente cordiale; bargain, bond, charter, concord, contract, deal, settlement, understanding; projet

  2. 2 an arrangement about action to be taken the two made a compact never to artificially prolong the other's life in the event of incapacitating illness or injury Synonyms of compact accord, bargain, agreement, contract, convention, covenant, deal, disposition, pact, settlement, understandingWords Related to compact charter, treaty; binder, pledge, promise; alliance, association, entente, entente cordiale, league, partnership; acceptance, approval, assent, concurrence, consent, OK (or okay)


compact

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of compact

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a central point or under a single control the media giant decided to compact all of its far-flung operations onto a single site Synonyms of compact center, centralize, concenter, concentrate, consolidate, polarize, unify, uniteWords Related to compact coordinate, harmonize, integrate, orchestrate; blend, coalesce, combine, fuse, incorporate, merge, reduce; conjoin, join, link; assemble, collect, colligate, gather; reunify, reuniteNear Antonyms of compact segregate, separateAntonyms of compact decentralize, deconcentrate, spread (out)

  2. 2 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together compact the snow into a tight ball for throwing Synonyms of compact capsule, capsulize, collapse, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, narrow (down), squeeze, telescopeWords Related to compact cram, crowd, jam, jam-pack, pack; abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; boil down, downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; simplify, streamline; decrease, diminish, lessenNear Antonyms of compact dilate, disperse, dissipate, scatter; distend, inflate, swellAntonyms of compact decompress, expand, open, outspread, outstretch



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