All possible synonyms of the word Adhesive as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...



  • tending to adhere


  • adhesive

Similar to

  • adherent: sticking fast
  • agglutinate, agglutinative: united as if by glue
  • bondable: capable of holding together or cohering; as particles in a mass
  • coherent, tenacious: sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"
  • cohesive: causing cohesion; "a cohesive agent"
  • gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous: having the sticky properties of an adhesive
  • gooey, icky: soft and sticky
  • gum-like: resembling chewing gum
  • gummed, gummy: covered with adhesive gum
  • pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry: having the characteristics of pitch or tar
  • self-sealing: seals without the application of moisture; "self-sealing envelopes"
  • stick-on: of something (a paper label or postage stamp) gummed in advance; "stick-on labels"
  • sticky: covered with an adhesive material

Adhesive material, adhesive agent, adhesive


  • a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together


  • adhesive material
  • adhesive agent
  • adhesive


  • material, stuff: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"


  • birdlime, lime: a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
  • spirit gum: an adhesive solution made of gum and ether and used to attach false hair to skin
  • binder: something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface
  • cement: something that hardens to act as adhesive material
  • paste, library paste: an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
  • rubber cement: an adhesive made by dissolving unvulcanized rubber in a solvent like benzene or naphtha

Substance meronyms

  • epoxy, epoxy resin, epoxy glue: a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates

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