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flex·i·ble  (flks-bl)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable.
b. Capable of being bent repeatedly without injury or damage.
2. Susceptible to influence or persuasion; tractable.
3. Responsive to change; adaptable: a flexible schedule.

[From Latin flexibilis, from flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.]

flexi·bili·ty, flexi·ble·ness n.
flexi·bly adv.
Synonyms: flexible, elastic, resilient, supple
These adjectives refer literally to what is capable of withstanding stress without injury and figuratively to what can undergo change or modification: a flexible wire; flexible plans; an elastic rubber band; an elastic interpretation of the law; thin, resilient copper; a resilient temperament; supple suede; a supple mind.


flexible  /flksbl/  adj. 1 capable of bending easily: Rubber and plastic are flexible materials. 2 fig. able to change easily in response to the situation: She is flexible and always open to new ideas. -n. [U] flexibility /flksblti/.

Thesaurus: flexible 1 bendable, elastic. Ant. rigid. 2 cooperative, accommodating. Ant. inflexible. flexible

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