Springiest
Springy Spring"y (-[y^]), a. [Compar. {Springier} (-[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Springiest}.] [From {Spring}.] 1. Resembling, having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a spring; elastic; as, springy steel; a springy step. [1913 Webster]

Though her little frame was slight, it was firm and springy. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Abounding with springs or fountains; wet; spongy; as, springy land. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • springiest — spring·y || sprɪŋɪ adj. resilient, elastic, flexible …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Springier — Springy Spring y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Springier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Springiest}.] [From {Spring}.] 1. Resembling, having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a spring; elastic; as, springy steel; a springy step. [1913 Webster] Though her… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Springy — Spring y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Springier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Springiest}.] [From {Spring}.] 1. Resembling, having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a spring; elastic; as, springy steel; a springy step. [1913 Webster] Though her little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • springy — springily, adv. springiness, n. /spring ee/, adj., springier, springiest. 1. characterized by spring or elasticity; flexible; resilient: He walks with a springy step. 2. (of land) abounding in or having springs of water. [1585 95; SPRING + Y1]… …   Universalium

  • springy — adjective (springier, springiest) 1》 springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched. 2》 (of movements) light and confident. Derivatives springily adverb springiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • springy — UK [ˈsprɪŋɪ] / US adjective Word forms springy : adjective springy comparative springier superlative springiest 1) something that is springy quickly gets its original shape again after you stop pressing it or walking on it 2) if you walk with a… …   English dictionary

  • springy — /ˈsprɪŋi/ (say springee) adjective (springier, springiest) 1. characterised by spring or elasticity; elastic; resilient: a springy step. 2. characterised by many springs (of water), as land. {spring + y1} –springily, adverb –springiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • springily — springy ► ADJECTIVE (springier, springiest) 1) springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched. 2) (of movements) light and confident. DERIVATIVES springily adverb springiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • springiness — springy ► ADJECTIVE (springier, springiest) 1) springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched. 2) (of movements) light and confident. DERIVATIVES springily adverb springiness noun …   English terms dictionary

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