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Synonyms of 'elastic'

(adjective) 
Definition
capable of returning to its original shape after stretching, compression, or other distortion
Work the dough until it is slightly elastic.
Synonyms
flexible
brushes with long, flexible bristles
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yielding
the soft yielding cushions
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supple
The leather is supple and sturdy enough to last for years.
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rubbery
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pliable
The baskets are made with young, pliable spruce roots.
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plastic
The mud is as soft and plastic as butter.
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springy
Knead the dough until smooth and springy.
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pliant
pliant young willows
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tensile
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stretchy
, ,
stretchable
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
capable of being adapted to meet the demands of a particular situation
an elastic interpretation of the rules
Synonyms
, , ,
flexible
Their boss was flexible and lenient.
, ,
tolerant
They need to be tolerant of different points of view.
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supple
Paul was incredibly supple and strong.
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Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ductile
Definition
(of a metal) able to be shaped into sheets or drawn out into threads
Synonyms
tensile,
extensible
in the sense of plastic
Definition
capable of being moulded or formed
The mud is as soft and plastic as butter.
Synonyms
tensile,
mouldable,
fictile
in the sense of pliable
Definition
easily bent
The baskets are made with young, pliable spruce roots.
Synonyms
tensile,
bendy,
bendable

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