(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Sticking together
1. coherence, adherence, adhesion, cohesion, adhesiveness; concretion, accretion; conglutination, coagulation, agglutination; set, gel, jell, jelly, cementation; sticking, soldering. tenacity, stickiness, viscosity; inseparability; conglomerate, concrete. See density, unity, junction.
2. (sticky substance) adhesive; astringent, binder, birdlime, cement, court plaster, paste, gum, glue, gutta-percha, gypsum, isinglass, epoxy, Portland cement, lute, mastic, mucilage, size; jelly, gelatin, starch, gluten, albumen; mire, mud, slush, ooze; syrup, molasses. See connection.
3. (something that sticks) leech, limpet, remora, barnacle; burr, bramble, prickle, thorn, briar; sticker, decalcomania, decal.
1. (stick to something) cohere, adhere, stick, cling, cleave; hold, take hold of, hold fast, close with, clasp; grow together, hang together; twine around; stick like a leech; stick close; cling like ivy, cling like a burr. Slang, cling like shit to a shovel.
2. (become sticky) glue; agglutinate, conglutinate; cement, lute, paste, gum; solder, weld; cake, solidify, gel, jell, jelly, set.
1. cohesive, adhesive, adhering, tenacious, sticky; united, unseparated, sessile, inseparable, indivisible, inextricable, unbreakable, shatterproof, infrangible; compact, dense, solid, thick.
2. (of a sticky nature) mucilaginous, gelatinous, glutinous, gluey; viscid, viscous, semiliquid; mucid, mucous, tacky; deliquescent, emulsive.
Antonyms, see disjunction.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Cohesion]
Syn. stickiness, viscosity, tackiness, gluiness, gumminess, cementation, congelation, soldering, adhesiveness, glutinousness, sticking together, agglutination, coagulation, viscidity, glutinosity, adherence, set, amalgamation, fusion, sticking, union, adhesion, attachment, tenacity, conglutination, cohesiveness, consistency, solidarity, inseparability, inseparableness.
2. [Closely built relationship]
Syn. consistency, congruity, logical connection, connectedness, sense, logic, rationality, intelligibility, clarity, continuity, connection, interconnection, integration, integrity, consonance, agreement, harmony, concord, correspondence, construction, unity.
Ant. inconsistency, incoherence, disjunction.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
agreement, consistency, harmony, correspondence, concurrence, congruity, unity, cohesion, accord.
ANT.: incoherence, inconsistency
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Logical agreement among parts: congruity, consistence, consistency. See AGREE.

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