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Synonyms for porous
ˈpɔr əs, ˈpoʊr-por·ous

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  1. porousadjective


  2. porousadjective

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


  3. porousadjective

    (Of legislation) full of loopholes


  4. porousadjective

    With many gaps.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. porous

    foraminous, pervious, permeable, percolable

    impervious, impermeable, impercolable

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. porousadjective

    able to absorb fluids

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

    poriferous, holey

    nonporous, impermeable, tight

  2. porous, poriferousadjective

    full of pores or vessels or holes

    poriferous, holey

    impermeable, nonporous, tight

  3. holey, porousadjective

    allowing passage in and out

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

    poriferous, holey

    nonporous, tight, impermeable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. porousadjective

    permeable, penetrable, pervious, percolable

    imporous, compact

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "porous":

    permeable, pore, leaky

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  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. Rick Francona:

    And that border is very, very porous.

  3. Jim Carroll:

    I think that's one of the ways we have to sort of approach this issue, the prevention side of this is so key, but we just need to know that drugs are not coming into our country. We can not have a porous border for drugs.

  4. 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.

  5. Steven Corwin:

    Yes, they are too porous. They don't work.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pestilent
    • B. pettish
    • C. plaguey
    • D. agreeable

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