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springy

[ spring-ee ]
/ ˈsprɪŋ i /
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adjective, spring·i·er, spring·i·est.

characterized by spring or elasticity; flexible; resilient: He walks with a springy step.
(of land) abounding in or having springs of water.

RELATED WORDS

bouncy, malleable, pliable, rubbery, adaptable, flexible, limber, pliant, resilient, stretchy

Nearby words

springsteen, bruce, springtail, springtime, springville, springwood, springy, sprinkle, sprinkler, sprinkler system, sprinklered, sprinkling

Origin of springy

First recorded in 1585–95; spring + -y1
SYNONYMS FOR springy
Related formsspring·i·ly, adverbspring·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for springy

springy

/ (ˈsprɪŋɪ) /

adjective springier or springiest

possessing or characterized by resilience or bounce
(of a place) having many wells or springs of water
Derived Formsspringily, adverbspringiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for springy

springy


adj.

"elastic," 1650s, from spring (v.) + -y (2). Related: Springiness.

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