Meaning of ELASTIC in English

ELASTIC

n. Function: adjective

1 able to withstand strain without being permanently affected or injured FF1C; a rubber band is elastic FF1E;

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

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

Contrasted Words: brittle; inflexible, stiff, tense

Antonyms: rigid

2 able to recover quickly from depression and maintain high spirits FF1C; had an elastic optimistic nature FF1E;

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

Related Words: 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 dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.