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Flexible

Flexible

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Bending and snapping back readily without breaking
(2)   Able to flex; able to bend easily
"Slim flexible birches"
(3)   Capable of being changed
"Flexible schedules"
(4)   Making or willing to make concessions
"Loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
(5)   Able to adjust readily to different conditions
"An adaptable person"
"A flexible personality"
"An elastic clause in a contract"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From flexibilis; compare French flexible.

Adjective



  1. Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.
    When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -
  2. Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
    Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people. -Francis Bacon.
    Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. -
  3. Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.
    This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.

Synonyms






Noun



  1. Something that is flexible
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