adjective (spongier, spongiest)
1Like a sponge, especially in being porous, compressible, elastic, or absorbent: a soft, spongy blanket of moss
More example sentences
- They wanted to disentangle themselves from the soft, spongy webs that had grown around them and the way they went about it was very silly.
- The flavour was essence of crab, the texture, like a soft, moist spongey doughnut - very different and entirely delicious.
- Besides the fact that I've been drowned thoroughly in PMS, my neck glands are up (having a spongey, swollen double chin does nothing to improve my demeanor).
soft, squashy, cushioned, cushiony, compressible, yielding;
springy, resilient, elastic;
porous, absorbent, permeable
1.2(Chiefly of a motor vehicle’s braking system) lacking firmness.
- There's so much torque, but I wasn't sure about the brakes; they were a bit spongey.
- Example sentences
- ‘Everywhere reason is under threat as a sponginess of thought blurs the line between the real and the fantastical’.
- ‘Let us go for tea,’ I suggested, putting my hand on his arm, noting its tremble and sponginess.
- I'm not referring to the sponginess of the ground, I'm referring to that shelf, which is there I believe still now.
Words that rhyme with spongybungee, grungy, gungy, scungy
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