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tensile

See definition of tensile on Dictionary.com
  • as inflexible
  • as insuggestible

synonyms for tensile

  • malleable
  • soft
  • flexile
  • adjustable
  • bending
  • ductile
  • elastic
  • extensible
  • extensile
  • formable
  • formative
  • impressionable
  • like putty
  • limber
  • lithe
  • moldable
  • plastic
  • pliant
  • spongy
  • springy
  • stretch
  • stretchable
  • stretchy
  • supple
  • tractable
  • tractile
  • whippy
  • willowy
  • yielding
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antonyms for tensile

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  • firm
  • rigid
  • brittle
  • inflexible
  • obstinate
  • ornery
  • resistant
  • stern
  • stiff
  • stubborn
  • unaccommodating
  • unadaptable
  • unbendable
  • unpliable
  • unresponsive
  • unyielding
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    How to use tensile in a sentence

    It knocks the wind out of you even before it makes you think—though it does makes you think, too, especially about the tensile fierceness of refusing victimhood.
    PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN STARTS WITH A CATHARTIC BLAST. THEN IT GETS BOGGED DOWN WITH CYNICISMSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJANUARY 15, 2021TIME
    Its average length is about twenty inches, and its tensile strength is superior to that of cotton.
    TEXTILESWILLIAM H. DOOLEY
    It lacks the tensile strength and elasticity, and is of higher specific gravity than true silk.
    TEXTILESWILLIAM H. DOOLEY
    What is very high tensile strength in boiler iron apt to go with?
    FARM ENGINES AND HOW TO RUN THEMJAMES H. STEPHENSON
    In the first place, it gives the steel a greater tensile strength.
    UNITED STATES STEELARUNDEL COTTER
    Nickel is about ten per cent heavier than steel, and has a tensile strength of 90,000 pounds per square inch.
    OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTINGHAROLD P. MANLY
    It is nearly three times as heavy as steel and its tensile strength is 25,000 pounds per square inch.
    OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTINGHAROLD P. MANLY
    It forms a metal with high tensile strength while being ductile and malleable.
    OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTINGHAROLD P. MANLY
    Nickel aluminum has a tensile strength of 40,000 pounds per square inch.
    OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTINGHAROLD P. MANLY
    Alloy steels can be made with tensile strengths as high as 300,000 pounds per square inch.
    OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTINGHAROLD P. MANLY
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO TENSILE

    • adjustable
    • bending
    • ductile
    • elastic
    • extensible
    • extensile
    • flexile
    • formable
    • formative
    • impressionable
    • like putty
    • limber
    • lithe
    • malleable
    • moldable
    • plastic
    • pliant
    • soft
    • spongy
    • springy
    • stretch
    • stretchable
    • stretchy
    • supple
    • tensile
    • tractable
    • tractile
    • whippy
    • willowy
    • yielding
    • adaptable
    • ductile
    • elastic
    • expandable
    • expansible
    • extensible
    • flexible
    • innovative
    • malleable
    • modular
    • plastic
    • tensile
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