Meaning of cohesive in English:


Pronunciation /kəʊˈhiːsɪv/

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  • Characterized by or causing cohesion.

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