adhesive synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term adhesive:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. adhesive material, adhesive agent, adhesiveadjective

    a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

    Synonyms:
    adhesive, adhesive material, adhesive agent

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

  2. adhesiveadjective

    tending to adhere

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

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.

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

    Antonyms:
    free, inadhesive, loose, separable

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adhesiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    sticking, clinging, tending to adhere

  2. adhesiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    sticky, tenacious, tough, viscous, glutinous, smeary, dauby, stringy, ropy, gummy, clammy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

adhesives, sticker, sticky, resin, gummed, bonding, glue



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