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Synonyms for porous
ˈpɔr əs, ˈpoʊr-

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  1. porous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    permeable

  2. porous(adjective)

    Full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through.

    Synonyms:
    permeable

  3. porous(adjective)

    (Of legislation) full of loopholes

    Synonyms:
    permeable

  4. porous(adjective)

    With many gaps.

    Synonyms:
    permeable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. porous

    Synonyms:
    foraminous, pervious, permeable, percolable

    Antonyms:
    impervious, impermeable, impercolable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. porous(adj)

    able to absorb fluids

    "the partly porous walls of our digestive system"; "compacting the soil to make it less porous"

    Synonyms:
    poriferous, holey

    Antonyms:
    nonporous, impermeable, tight

  2. porous, poriferous(adj)

    full of pores or vessels or holes

    Synonyms:
    poriferous, holey

    Antonyms:
    impermeable, nonporous, tight

  3. holey, porous(adj)

    allowing passage in and out

    "our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous"

    Synonyms:
    poriferous, holey

    Antonyms:
    nonporous, tight, impermeable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. porous(a)

    Synonyms:
    permeable, penetrable, pervious, percolable

    Antonyms:
    imporous, compact

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "porous":

    permeable, pore, leaky

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How to use porous in a sentence?

  1. Mwenda Njoka:

    There is a boundary that is being constructed around the Kenya Somali border, it has been porous for a long time because the previous government have not taken serious action. [ But ] in the recent past we have established a border patrol police, a specialist police.

  2. James Mwanga:

    This border is very porous, you will not know who has passed if the person went through the unofficial border posts, in most cases. Now there is anxiety and so on. We have heightened our alertness.

  3. Murthy Gudipati:

    Deep fried ice cream is really the perfect analogy, because the interior of the comets should still be very cold and contain the more porous, amorphous ice.

  4. Ken Cuccinelli:

    We face very real security threats today, porous borders and lax immigration enforcement have left us vulnerable not only to terrorist attacks but to increasing levels of crime in our communities. Those already accustomed to flagrantly disregarding our laws do not hesitate to traffic their deadly cocktail of drugs and gang violence into Virginia.

  5. Sarah Palin:

    Trump is the candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional, we're watching career politicians throw away our kids' future through bankrupting public budgets and ripping open our porous borders which, obvious to all us non-politicians, puts us at great risk.

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