adjective (springier; -est) Date: 1660 1. having an elastic quality ; resilient <
green springy wood
2. having or showing a lively and energetic movement <
walks with a springy step
Synonyms: see elasticspringily adverbspringiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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

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  • springy — “elastic,” 1650s, from SPRING (Cf. spring) (v.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Springiness …   Etymology dictionary

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  • 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

  • springy — [spriŋ′ē] adj. springier, springiest 1. having spring; elastic, resilient, etc. 2. having many springs of water springily adv. springiness n …   English World 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 — spring|y [ˈsprıŋi] adj 1.) something that is springy is soft and comes back to its normal shape after being pressed or walked on ▪ The grass was soft and springy. 2.) springy step/walk a way of walking which is quick and full of energy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • springy — adjective 1 something that is springy comes back to its former shape after being pressed or walked on: The turf felt springy underfoot. 2 springy step/walk a way of walking which is quick and full of energy springily adverb springiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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