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English adjective: waxy

1. waxy made of or covered with wax

SamplesWaxen candles.
Careful, the floor is waxy.


2. waxy easily impressed or influenced

SamplesAn impressionable youngster.
An impressionable age.
A waxy mind.

Synonymsimpressible, impressionable

Similareasy, plastic, pliant, spinnable, susceptible


3. waxy capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

SamplesA flexible wire.
A pliant young tree.

Synonymsbendable, pliable, pliant

Similarflexible, flexile


4. waxy having the paleness of wax

SamplesThe poor face with the same awful waxen pallor.
The soldier turned his waxlike features toward him.
A thin face with a waxy paleness.

Synonymswaxen, waxlike

Similarcolorless, colourless

Antonymscolorful, colourful

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