Adjective "cohesive" definition and examples

(Cohesive may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Characterized by or causing cohesion.
  1. 'family life can be a cohesive force in society'
  2. 'The light danced and jiggled as if made up of many lights held together by some cohesive force.'
  3. 'When asked what is to blame for a less cohesive society, most respondents said that longer working hours were the problem.'
  4. 'He also stressed the importance of tackling racism to ensure strong, cohesive communities.'
  5. 'They were no longer on their own and were part of a strong cohesive team that believed that the human spirit was awesome.'
  6. 'The half back line took a while to get into the game but when they did, they looked a cohesive unit.'
  7. 'All research indicates that the more equal a society, the healthier, more stable, cohesive and happy it is.'
  8. 'I think the movie would have felt a little more cohesive had they decided to stick to one or the other, but not both.'
  9. 'The mission of any newspaper worth its salt is to be a cohesive force within the region it covers.'
  10. 'Make a cohesive, musically organized set of songs, then stick it in a pretty little package.'
  11. 'This is a basic condition if Europe is to be able to act as an independent and cohesive force in world affairs.'

More definitions

1. characterized by or causing cohesion: a cohesive agent.

2. cohering or tending to cohere; well-integrated; unified: a cohesive organization.

3. Physics. of or relating to the molecular force within a body or substance acting to unite its parts.

More examples(as adjective)

"groups can be cohesive."

"devices can be cohesive."

"forces can be cohesive."

"units can be cohesive."

"wholes can be cohesive."

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