Flexible meaning

flĕksə-bəl
Able to bend the body easily; limber; supple.
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Able to bend without breaking; not stiff or rigid; easily bent; pliant.
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Able to change to cope with variable circumstances.
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Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs.

A job with flexible hours; a flexible definition of normality.

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Easily persuaded or influenced; tractable.
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Adjustable to change; capable of modification.

A flexible voice.

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The definition of flexible is someone or something that bends easily, is easily persuaded or can be changed easily.

An example of flexible is a yoga expert.

An example of flexible is a work schedule that allows work to be done at any time during the day.

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Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; not stiff or brittle.

When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare.

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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. -William Shakespeare.

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Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.

This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.

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(chiefly engineering and manufacturing) Something that is flexible.
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Origin of flexible

  • From Latin flexibilis from flexus past participle of flectere to bend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French flexible, from Latin flexibilis, from flectō (“I bend, curve”).

    From Wiktionary