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Synonyms for elastic
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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    compressible, elasticity, snap, bungee, stretchy, bouncy, resilient, inelastic, stretch, yield

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How to use elastic in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Alberto Perlman:

    We envision as the headsets get lighter and the technology gets better, you’ll be able to be in a Zumba class at home, the average person will go into a store, buy a piece of elastic casing, put it on their phone, and download the class.

  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. 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.

  5. Nadia Comaneci:

    The fascinating thing for us to bring home to Romania was bubble gum, coloured socks and coloured hair clips. These were things we did n’t have in Romania at the time, we only had white socks in Romania. But when I used to come back from the States, I used to bring back pink and yellow socks with all kind of designs, and hair clips and elastic bands for the ponytail that had colourful designs.

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