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Meaning of FICTILE

Pronunciation:  'fiktl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay"
  2. [adj]  susceptible to being led or directed; "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to the craft of pottery; "the fictile art"; "fictile ware"
 

FICTILE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: elastic, moldable, plastic, pliable, susceptible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fic"tile\, a. [L. fictilis. See {Fiction}.]
Molded, or capable of being molded, into form by art;
relating to pottery or to molding in any soft material.

      Fictile earth is more fragile than crude earth.
                                               --Bacon.

      The earliest specimens of Italian fictile art. --C.
                                               Wordsworth.

{Fictile ware}, ware made of any material which is molded or
   shaped while soft; hence, pottery of any sort. --
   {Fic"tile*ness}, n. -- {Fic*til"i*ty}, n.

 

 

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