Meaning of ELASTIC in English




able to withstand strain without being permanently affected or injured

a rubber band is elastic

Synonyms: flexible, resilient, springy, stretch, stretchy, supple, whippy

Related Word: ductile, malleable, pliable, pliant, plastic, rubberlike, rubbery; adaptable, moldable, stretchable, yielding; bouncy, limber, lithe

Contrasted words: brittle; inflexible, stiff, tense

Antonyms: rigid


able to recover quickly from depression and maintain high spirits

had an elastic optimistic nature

Synonyms: airy, bouncy, buoyant, effervescent, expansive, resilient, volatile

Related Word: animated, gay, lively, sprightly, vivacious; ebullient, high-spirited, mettlesome, soaring, spirited; adaptable, recuperative

Contrasted words: blue, dejected, depressed, gloomy, melancholy, sad; flaccid, limp

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English vocabulary.      Английский энциклопедический словарь тезаурус.