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Synonyms of 'plastic'

(adjective) 
Definition
superficially attractive yet artificial or false
(slang)  So much modern pop music just sounds plastic.
Synonyms
false
He paid for a false passport.
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artificial
The voice was affected, the accent artificial.
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synthetic
synthetic rubber
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sham
The election has been denounced as a sham by world leaders.
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pseudo (informal)
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spurious
a spurious framework for analysis
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meretricious
meretricious ads that claim their product to be the best around
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phoney or phony (informal)
Opposites
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dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
(adjective) 
Definition
capable of being moulded or formed
The mud is as soft and plastic as butter.
Synonyms
pliant
pliant young willows
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soft
She lay down on the soft, comfortable bed.
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flexible
brushes with long, flexible bristles
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supple
The leather is supple and sturdy enough to last for years.
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pliable
The baskets are made with young, pliable spruce roots.
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tensile
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mouldable
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fictile
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
easily influenced
Synonyms
, ,
receptive
The patient was not at all receptive to treatment.
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docile
They were docile, obedient children.
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impressionable
the age at which you are most impressionable
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malleable
She was young enough to be malleable.
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pliable
The president was pliable and easily influenced.
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tractable
He could easily manage his tractable younger brother.
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easily influenced
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of artificial
Definition
not sincere
The voice was affected, the accent artificial.
Synonyms
in the sense of docile
Definition
(of a person or animal) easily controlled
They were docile, obedient children.
in the sense of ductile
Definition
(of a metal) able to be shaped into sheets or drawn out into threads
Synonyms
tensile,
extensible

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