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crisp

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of crisp

  1. 1 having a texture that readily breaks into little pieces under pressure the bag of crisp cookies had a lot of crumbs on the bottom Synonyms of crisp brickle [dialect], brittle, crispy, crumbly, embrittled, flaky (also flakey), friable, short Words Related to crisp crackly, crisped, crispened, crunchy, crusty; breakable, delicate, fragile Near Antonyms of crisp elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant, resilient; strong, sturdy, tough

  2. 2 being clean and in good order a pretty, crisp bedspread for the guest room Synonyms of crisp antiseptic, bandbox, neat, groomed, kempt, orderly, picked up, prim, shipshape, smug, snug, tidied, tidy, trig, trim, uncluttered, well-groomedWords Related to crisp dapper, natty, saucy, smart, spiffy, spruce; immaculate, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless; rakish, sleek, streamlined, taut; organized, straight, systematicNear Antonyms of crisp scruffy, seedy, shabby, slipshod, sloppy; dirty, filthy, foul, nasty, sordid, squalid; dowdy, frowsy (or frowzy), rumpled, tousled, tumbled; disorganized, unsystematicAntonyms of crisp disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, messy, mussed, mussy, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy

  3. 3 marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning a crisp suggestion about what they could do with their boom box Synonyms of crisp aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, concise, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, monosyllabic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnailWords Related to crisp abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turnedNear Antonyms of crisp pleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflatedAntonyms of crisp circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy

Synonym Discussion of crisp

fragile, frangible, brittle, crisp, friable mean breaking easily. fragile implies extreme delicacy of material or construction and need for careful handling.
    • a fragile antique chair
frangible implies susceptibility to being broken without implying weakness or delicacy.
    • frangible stone used for paving
brittle implies hardness together with lack of elasticity or flexibility or toughness.
    • brittle bones
crisp implies a firmness and brittleness desirable especially in some foods.
    • crisp lettuce
friable applies to substances that are easily crumbled or pulverized.
    • friable soil


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