(Phrases). Hard as iron, etc.; hard as a brick; hard as a nail; hard as a deal board; stiff as buckram; stiff as a poker.

  1. Softness (Substantives), tenderness, flexibility, pliancy, pliableness, pliantness, litheness, pliability, suppleness, sequacity, ductility, malleability, tractility, extensibility, plasticity, inelasticity, laxity, limpness.
  2. Clay, wax, butter, dough; a cushion, pillow, featherbed, down.

    Mollification, softening, etc.

    (Verbs). To render soft, soften, mollify, relax, temper, mash, knead, squash.

    To bend, yield, relent, relax.

    (Adjectives). Soft, tender, supple, pliable, limp, limber, flexible, flexile, lithe, lissom, svelte, willowy, pliant, plastic, waxen, ductile, tractile, tractable, malleable, extensile, sequacious.

    Yielding, bending, flabby, lymphatic, flocculent, downy, flimsy, spongy, œdematous, doughy, argillaceous, mellow; emollient, softening, etc.

    (Phrases). Soft as butter; soft as down; soft as silk; yielding as wax; tender as a chicken.

  3. Elasticity (Substantives), springiness, spring, resilience, renitency, contractility 195, compressibility.
  4. India-rubber, caoutchouc, whalebone, elastic.

    (Verbs). To be elastic, etc., to spring back, fly back, rebound, recoil 277.

    (Adjectives). Elastic, tensile, springy, resilient, buoyant.

  5. Inelasticity (Substantives), want or absence of elasticity, see 324.
  6. (Adjectives). Inelastic, ductile, limber, etc.

  7. Tenacity (Substantives), toughness, strength, cohesion 46, stubbornness.
  8. (Verbs). To be tenacious, etc., to resist fracture.

    (Adjectives). Tenacious, tough, stubborn, cohesive, strong, resisting, coriaceous.

    (Phrase). Tough as leather.

  9. Brittleness (Substantives), fragility, crispness, friability, frangibility, fissility.
  10. (Verbs). To be brittle, break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, fracture, crumble, break short, burst, fly.

    (Adjectives). Brittle, frangible, fragile, frail, gimcrack, shivery, fissile, splitting, splintery, crisp, short, crumbling.

    (Phrase). Brittle as glass.

  11. Texture (Substantives), structure, organisation, organism, anatomy, frame, mould, fabric, framework, carcass, architecture, compages, substance, parenchyma, constitution, intertexture, contexture, tissue, grain, web, warp, woof, nap 256.
  12. Fineness or coarseness of grain.

    Science of textures: Histology.

    (Adjectives). Textural, structural, organic, anatomic, anatomical.

    Fine, delicate, subtle, fine-grained.

    Coarse, rough-grained, coarse-grained.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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