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Synonyms for elastic
ɪˈlæs tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubber band, elastic band, elastic(noun)

    a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together

    rubber band, elastic band

    nonresilient, dead, inelastic, unadaptable, springless

  2. elastic(adj)

    a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material

    rubber band, elastic band

    inelastic, springless, dead, nonresilient, unadaptable

  3. elastic(adj)

    capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

    "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"

    pliant, flexible, pliable

    springless, dead, nonresilient, unadaptable, inelastic

  4. elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant(adj)

    able to adjust readily to different conditions

    "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"

    conciliatory, bendable, flexible, tractile, waxy, pliant, ductile, compromising, tensile, whippy, malleable, flexile, fictile, plastic, pliable

    dead, nonresilient, springless, unadaptable, inelastic


  1. elastic(adjective)

    stretchy, stretchable

  2. elastic(adjective)

    Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.

    The rope is somewhat elastic, so expect it to give when you pull on it.

    stretchable, stretchy

  3. elastic(adjective)

    An elastic band.

    elastic band

    stretchable, stretchy

  4. elastic(adjective)

    Of clothing, elasticated.

    stretchy, stretchable

  5. elastic(adjective)

    Sensitive to changes in price.

    Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.

    stretchy, stretchable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. elastic

    ductile, extensile, alterable, resilient, modifiable, flexible, buoyant, springy

    tough, unchangeable, rigid, inflexible, inelastic, crystallized, dull, inert

Editors Contribution

  1. hair tie

    as most know, the hair tie, is indeed, elastic.

    "aww, my elastic broke!"

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. elastic(a.)

    springy, rebounding, resilient, recoiling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. elastic(a)

    resilient, springy, extensible, ductile, rebounding, tensible

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How to use elastic in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    There is one thing sure about life: Life will push us hardly many times! When you are pushed, don’t be surprised; stay firm like a plane tree or be elastic like a bamboo!

  2. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan:

    That's one of the things that the Chairman( of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and I have talked quite a bit about and I'm continuing conversations. I am going to work very closely with the new acting secretary( of the Department of Homeland Security), what I would say is as the situation there deteriorates, it's pretty elastic in terms of demand on us, so I would expect shortly here to have another request for assistance.

  3. Jeffrey Swanson:

    It’s an elastic boundary, a rubber ruler, about 48 million people in the U.S. have some kind of diagnosable mental illness.

  4. Geraint Thomas:

    Adam Yates were in the perfect position when it split - Adam Yates all committed when Adam Yates needed to, when they tried to close it as quickly as possible but couldn't manage it, that's when the elastic snapped and Adam Yates really gained a bit of time.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    If the day and the night are such that you greet them with with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, more elastic, more starry, more immortal--that is your success.

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