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flexible

[ flek-suh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF flexible
  • adj.pliable, bendable
  • adj.adaptable, responsive

Synonyms for flexible

  • malleable
  • soft
  • flexile
  • adjustable
  • bending
  • ductile
  • elastic
  • extensible
  • extensile
  • formable
  • formative
  • impressionable
  • like putty
  • limber
  • lithe
  • moldable
  • plastic
  • pliant
  • spongy
  • springy
  • stretch
  • stretchable
  • stretchy
  • supple
  • tensile
  • tractable
  • tractile
  • whippy
  • willowy
  • yielding
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Antonyms for flexible

  • firm
  • rigid
  • brittle
  • inflexible
  • obstinate
  • ornery
  • resistant
  • stern
  • stiff
  • stubborn
  • unaccommodating
  • unadaptable
  • unbendable
  • unpliable
  • unresponsive
  • unyielding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLEXIBLE

The Assistant Commissioner had stood up also, slender and flexible.

She had a long, flexible white neck, and the pose of her head was charming.

She was very straight, very tall, and not at all flexible in face or figure.

Every part of the frame must be flexible, but perfectly ready for action.

You know, perhaps, the sting of a flexible bamboo cane when it is whole.

But, whatever the type of bit may be, let it in any case be flexible.

To explain what is meant by flexible and stiff as applied to a bit, we will describe the matter.

Not that, as some think, a horse with flexible legs will necessarily be able to rear his body.

Moreover the wrist moved readily and the fingers were as flexible as before.

The alertness of the "flexible tiger" is shown in rapid flights by the strings.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French flexible or directly from Latin flexibilis "that may be bent, pliant, flexible, yielding;" figuratively "tractable, inconstant," from flexus, past participle of flectere "to bend," of uncertain origin. Related: Flexibly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLEXIBLE

adaptable

adjectiveable and usually willing to change

all-round

adjectiveversatile
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