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elastic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of elastic

  1. 1 able to revert to original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed, or twisted elastic rubber bands Synonyms of elastic bouncy, flexible, resilient, rubberlike, rubbery, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supple, whippy Words Related to elastic adaptable, ductile, kneadable, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant; limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowy Near Antonyms of elastic compact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky (also flakey), friable, short Antonyms of elastic inelastic, inflexible, nonelastic, rigid, stiff

  2. 2 capable of being readily changed when vacationing, we generally have very elastic daily sightseeing plans Synonyms of elastic adaptable, adjustable, alterable, changeable, flexible, fluid, malleable, modifiable, pliable, variableWords Related to elastic changing, fluctuating, inconstant, labile, unstable, unsteady, varying, versatileNear Antonyms of elastic constant, stable, steady, unchanging, uniform, unvaryingAntonyms of elastic established, fixed, immutable, inelastic, inflexible, invariable, nonmalleable, ramrod, set, unadaptable, unalterable, unbudgeable, unchangeable

Synonym Discussion of elastic

elastic, resilient, springy, flexible, supple mean able to endure strain without being permanently injured. elastic implies the property of resisting deformation by stretching.
    • an elastic waistband
resilient implies the ability to recover shape quickly when the deforming force or pressure is removed.
    • a resilient innersole
springy stresses both the ease with which something yields to pressure and the quickness of its return to original shape.
    • the cake is done when the top is springy
flexible applies to something which may or may not be resilient or elastic but which can be bent or folded without breaking.
    • flexible plastic tubing
supple applies to something that can be readily bent, twisted, or folded without any sign of injury.
    • supple leather


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