Definition of cohesive in English:



  • Characterized by or causing cohesion.

    ‘each parish was formerly a cohesive unit’
    ‘family life can be a cohesive force in society’
    • ‘With water in a glass tube the adhesive forces are greater than the cohesive forces.’
    • ‘The light danced and jiggled as if made up of many lights held together by some cohesive force.’
    • ‘All that experience rolled into one cohesive unit would be a force to be reckoned with.’
    • ‘When asked what is to blame for a less cohesive society, most respondents said that longer working hours were the problem.’
    • ‘Today I got a real sense that we were beginning to become a cohesive unit, looking out for each other.’
    • ‘He also stressed the importance of tackling racism to ensure strong, cohesive communities.’
    • ‘We British barely embrace the fact that we are a cohesive nation.’
    • ‘They were no longer on their own and were part of a strong cohesive team that believed that the human spirit was awesome.’
    • ‘Their egos get in the way of a productive and cohesive team environment; they put their needs ahead of the greater good.’
    • ‘The half back line took a while to get into the game but when they did, they looked a cohesive unit.’
    • ‘In the interview, he said that the party was working on a raft of policies designed to create a more cohesive society.’
    • ‘All research indicates that the more equal a society, the healthier, more stable, cohesive and happy it is.’
    • ‘In war even more than in peace, cohesive units simply are more than the sum of their parts.’
    • ‘I think the movie would have felt a little more cohesive had they decided to stick to one or the other, but not both.’
    • ‘She has the ability to translate her concepts into cohesive and highly crafted movement.’
    • ‘The mission of any newspaper worth its salt is to be a cohesive force within the region it covers.’
    • ‘The military is not a particularly cohesive social force and has not threatened to seize power.’
    • ‘Make a cohesive, musically organized set of songs, then stick it in a pretty little package.’
    • ‘We must do what we can to forge a society that is cohesive, stable, and caring of its members.’
    • ‘This is a basic condition if Europe is to be able to act as an independent and cohesive force in world affairs.’
    sticky, sticking, adhering, adherent, clinging, tacky, gluey, gummy, gummed, viscous, viscid, glutinous, mucilaginous
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