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Antonyms for adhesive
ædˈhi sɪv, -zɪvad·he·sive

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adhesive

    Adhesive is the scientific, sticking or sticky the popular word. That which is adhesive tends to join itself to the surface of any other body with which it is placed in contact; cohesive expresses the tendency of particles of the same substance to hold together. Polished plate glass is not adhesive, but such plates packed together are intensely cohesive. An adhesive plaster is in popular language a sticking-plaster. Sticky expresses a more limited, and generally annoying, degree of the same quality. Glutinous, gummy, viscid, and viscous are applied to fluid or semi-fluid substances, as pitch or tar.

    Antonyms:
    free, inadhesive, loose, separable

    Synonyms:
    cohesive, glutinous, gummy, sticking, sticky, viscid, viscous

    Preposition:
    The stiff, wet clay, adhesive to the foot, impeded progress.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adhesive

    Antonyms:
    inadhestive

    Synonyms:
    sticky, viscous, glutinous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adhesive material, adhesive agent, adhesiveadjective

    a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

    Antonyms:
    nonresinous, non-resinous, ungummed, nonviscid, nonadhesive, nonglutinous, non-resiny, nonresiny

    Synonyms:
    adhesive material, adhesive agent

  2. adhesiveadjective

    tending to adhere

    Antonyms:
    nonresinous, non-resiny, nonglutinous, nonresiny, nonviscid, non-resinous, ungummed, nonadhesive

How to use adhesive in a sentence?

  1. Xiaosong Gu:

    The findings provide a robust genetic basis of adhesive setae formation.

  2. Thomas Chandler Haliburton:

    Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.

  3. Richard Brumfield:

    It was almost like adhesive, it was extremely noxious.

  4. Claire Carmalt:

    I think the improvement is the fact that we get this very resistant coating, so generally these superhydrophobic coatings are very mechanically weak, so can be easily rubbed off over time, whereas by applying this spray adhesive we've managed to get very resistant coatings that are resistant to, as I say, rubbing or scratching and with sandpaper and so on.

  5. Christopher Austin:

    Oh, these animals are gorgeous, truly some of the most beautiful and enigmatic lizards in the world, living on one of the most megadiverse islands on the planet, they have other cool traits such as giving birth to live young and adhesive toe pads.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#42free
#5227loose
#10643adhesive
#36055separable

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