Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun elastic

2 senses of elastic

Sense 1
rubber band, elastic band, elastic -- (a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together)
       => band -- (a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body))
       => elastic device -- (any flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched)

Sense 2
elastic -- (a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material)
       => fabric, cloth, material, textile -- (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress")

Antonyms of adj elastic

2 senses of elastic

Sense 1
elastic (vs. inelastic) -- (capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk")

inelastic (vs. elastic) -- (not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure")
        => dead -- (lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball")
        => nonresilient -- (not resilient)
        => springless -- (lacking in elasticity or vitality; "went off with springless steps")

Sense 2
elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant -- (able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract")

INDIRECT (VIA adaptable) -> unadaptable -- (not adaptable)

Similarity of adj elastic

2 senses of elastic

Sense 1
elastic (vs. inelastic) -- (capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk")
       => bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy -- (elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf")
       => chewy -- ((of a consistency) requiring chewing; "chewy caramels")
       => elasticized, elasticised -- (made with strands or inserts of elastic; "slacks with an elasticized waistband")
       => expandable, expandible, expansible, expansile -- ((of gases) capable of expansion)
       => fictile, moldable, plastic -- (capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay")
       => flexible, whippy -- (bending and snapping back readily without breaking)
       => rubbery, rubberlike -- (having an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness)
       => springlike -- (resembling a spring or the action of a spring)
       => stretch -- (easily stretched; "stretch hosiery")
       => stretchable, stretchy -- (capable of being easily stretched and resuming former size or shape)
       => viscoelastic -- (having viscous as well as elastic properties)
          Also See-> flexible#2, flexile#1

Sense 2
elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant -- (able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract")
       => adaptable (vs. unadaptable) -- (capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use; "to succeed one must be adaptable"; "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths")

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