Definition of cohesive in English:



  • Characterized by or causing cohesion.

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