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

2 senses of plastic

Sense 1
plastic -- (generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives)
       => solid -- (matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure)

Sense 2
credit card, charge card, charge plate, plastic -- (a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered; "do you take plastic?")
       => open-end credit, revolving credit, charge account credit -- (a consumer credit line that can be used up to a certain limit or paid down at any time)
       => positive identification -- (evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people")

Antonyms of adj plastic

3 senses of plastic

Sense 1
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")

INDIRECT (VIA elastic) -> inelastic -- (not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure")

Sense 2
plastic, pliant -- (capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature")

INDIRECT (VIA impressionable) -> unimpressionable -- (not sensitive or susceptible to impression; "an unimpressionable mind")

Sense 3
formative, shaping, plastic -- (forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience")

INDIRECT (VIA constructive) -> destructive -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")

Similarity of adj plastic

3 senses of plastic

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

Sense 2
plastic, pliant -- (capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature")
       => impressionable (vs. unimpressionable), waxy, impressible -- (easily impressed or influenced; "an impressionable youngster"; "an impressionable age"; "a waxy mind")

Sense 3
formative, shaping, plastic -- (forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience")
       => constructive (vs. destructive) -- (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission")

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