Cavernous vs Porous - What's the difference?

cavernous | porous |


As adjectives the difference between cavernous and porous

is that cavernous is resembling a cavern; vast while porous is full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through.

cavernous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • resembling a cavern; vast
  • having many caverns
  • Synonyms

    *(resembling a cavern) cavelike

    porous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through.
  • Sponges are porous so they can filter water while trapping food.
    Concrete is porous , so water will slowly filter through it.
  • (Of legislation) full of loopholes
  • (figuratively) With many gaps.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=May 14 , author=Peter Scrivener , title=Sunderland 1 - 3 Wolverhampton , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=However, Wolves porous defence opened up again to gift Sunderland a foothold in the game - Sessegnon sweeping in a Zenden corner that was inexplicably allowed to bounce in the six-yard box. }}

    Synonyms

    * (full of holes ): permeable