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Able to be bent, stretched or pressed - thesaurus

Synonyms

flexible

adjective

able to bend or move easily

yielding

adjective

soft and easy to move or bend

pliable

adjective

able to bend or change shape easily without breaking

pliant

adjective

soft and changing shape when pressed

supple

adjective

a supple object or material is soft and bends easily

elastic

adjective

physics something that is elastic can be stretched easily and can then return to its original shape quickly

soft

adjective

a soft substance is easy to press or shape and is not hard or firm

plastic

adjective

science a plastic substance can be bent into any shape and will keep that shape

resilient

adjective

physics a substance or object that is resilient is able to return to its original shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed

malleable

adjective

a malleable metal or substance is easy to press into different shapes

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More synonyms

bendy

adjective

informal easy to bend

doughy

adjective

soft and easily stretched

ductile

adjective

ductile metals are metals such as copper and aluminium that can be pressed or pulled into different shapes

elasticated

adjective

British containing elastic and therefore able to stretch easily

expandable

adjective

able to be added to and made larger

give

verb

if something gives, it stretches, bends, or moves

spongy

adjective

with a surface that sinks when you push it and then gets its original shape again

springy

adjective

something that is springy quickly gets its original shape again after you stop pressing it or walking on it

squashy

adjective

informal soft and easily squashed

squidgy

adjective

Britishinformal very soft

squishy

adjective

informal rather soft, often softer than it should be

stringy

adjective

forming strings when stretched

tensile

adjective

able to be stretched

yield

verb

formal if something yields when you push or pull it, it moves or bends

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