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springy

[spring-ee] /ˈsprɪŋ i/
adjective, 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.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; spring + -y1
Related forms
springily, adverb
springiness, noun
Synonyms
1. buoyant, bouncy; youthful.
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British Dictionary definitions for springiness

springy

/ˈsprɪŋɪ/
adjective springier, springiest
1.
possessing or characterized by resilience or bounce
2.
(of a place) having many wells or springs of water
Derived Forms
springily, adverb
springiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for springiness

springy

adj.

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

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