Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Capable of being stretched or compressed and returning to its original shape.
The waistband of my pants is made of elastic material that stretches to fit my body.
Capable of bending easily without breaking.
The tree branches were so flexible that they swayed in the wind without snapping.
Easily bent or shaped without breaking.
The clay was pliable and easy to mold into different shapes.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Elastic refers to the ability of a material to stretch and return to its original shape.
- 2Flexible describes the ability of an object to bend without breaking.
- 3Pliable refers to the ease with which a material can be bent or shaped without breaking.
Good things to know
- 1Science: Use these antonyms to describe the properties of materials in science experiments.
- 2Engineering: Incorporate these words to describe the flexibility of materials used in engineering projects.
- 3Daily Life: Use these words to describe the properties of objects in everyday life, such as clothing, furniture, and toys.