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Meaning of FLEXIBLE

Pronunciation:  'fleksubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  bends and snaps back readily without breaking
  2. [adj]  able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"
  3. [adj]  extended meanings; capable of change; "a flexible character"; "flexible schedules"
  4. [adj]  making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
  5. [adj]  able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"

FLEXIBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: adaptable, bendable, compromising, conciliatory, double-jointed, elastic, flexile, limber, negotiable, pliable, pliant, stretched, supple, versatile, yielding
 Antonyms: inflexible, uncompromising



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flex"i*ble\, a. [L. flexibilis: cf. F. flexible.]
1. Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being
   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.                         --Shak.

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.   --Bacon.

         Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. --Shak.

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

         This was a principle more flexible to their purpose.

Syn: Pliant; pliable; supple; tractable; manageable; ductile;
     obsequious; inconstant; wavering. -- {Flex"i*ble*ness},
     n. -- {Flex"i*bly}, adv.

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