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Synonyms for viscous
ˈvɪs kəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syrupy, viscous(adj)

    having a relatively high resistance to flow

    Synonyms:
    saccharine, viscid, treacly, honied, mucilaginous, sticky, gluey, cloying, honeyed, pasty, glutinous, syrupy, gummy

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive, thin

  2. gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous(adj)

    having the sticky properties of an adhesive

    Synonyms:
    embarrassing, gummed, mucilaginous, sticky, steamy, syrupy, gummy, muggy, gluey, viscid, pasty, glutinous, unenviable, pastelike, awkward

    Antonyms:
    thin, nonadhesive

Wiktionary

  1. viscous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    viscid, syrupy, viscose

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. viscous

    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:
    adhesive, cohesive, glutinous, gummy, sticking, sticky, viscid

    Antonyms:
    free, inadhesive, loose, separable

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. viscous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    glutinous, VISCID

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "viscous":

    slimy, viscosity, sticky, slime, viscose

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9246sticky
#10643adhesive
#14909sticking
#17452awkward
#19258embarrassing
#20414viscosity
#27357cohesive
#28506slime
#32670viscous
#35414steamy
#44379viscose
#48820slimy
#55158gummy
#61729pasty
#101586saccharine
#102507gummed
#106749syrupy
#111317muggy
#116018unenviable
#120295honeyed
#122014cloying
#135252glutinous
#264062viscid
#287299mucilaginous
#320960gluey
#324040treacly

How to use viscous in a sentence?

  1. Berenice Lurton:

    There are a hundred times more aromatic molecules in a wine made with noble rotted grapes, making their delicious juice extremely viscous and sweet.

  2. Henry Adams:

    No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.


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