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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 of springy
1585-1595
1585-95; spring + -y1
Related forms
springily, adverb
springiness, noun
Synonyms
1. buoyant, bouncy; youthful.
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  • The lawns feel short and springy to the tread from the crisp buffalo-grass.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
  • He's not so large or tall, but quick and springy, and muscled like a panther.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The stallion evidently sensed what new danger threatened his stolen freedom, and circled the yard with high, springy strides.

    Rowdy of the Cross L B.M. Sinclair, AKA B.M. Bower
  • Got plenty of water by digging a few holes in the springy places.

  • "All right," said Joe; and they led the colt to the gate and out on to the smooth, level flat, where the sod was soft and springy.

    Jack, the Young Ranchman George Bird Grinnell
  • Under foot the soil was springy with the mould of numberless autumns.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • How good it felt to walk with moccasined feet over the springy turf, under the trees!

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • It is so springy and soft, all this straw; and it tickles one so funnily in the neck.

  • He drew himself up jauntily, and his step became strong and springy.

    The Masters of the Peaks Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for springy

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 springy
adj.

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

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