capable of being changed
able to flex; able to bend easily
"slim flexible birches"
elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant(adj)
able to adjust readily to different conditions
"an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
bending and snapping back readily without breaking
compromising, conciliatory, flexible(adj)
making or willing to make concessions
"loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
Something that is flexible
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
Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.
This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.
Origin: From flexibilis, from flecto. Compare French flexible.
capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle
willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering
capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fleks′i-bl, Flexile, fleks′il, adj. easily bent: pliant: docile.—v.t. Flex, to bend or make a flexure of.—adjs. Flexan′imous, influencing the mind; Flexed, bent.—ns. Flex′ibleness, Flexibil′ity, pliancy: easiness to be persuaded.—adv. Flex′ibly.—ns. Flex′ion, Flec′tion, a bend: a fold: the action of a flexor muscle; Flex′or, a muscle which bends a joint, as opposed to Extensor.—adjs. Flex′ūous, Flex′ūose, of windings and turnings: variable.—n. Flex′ūre, a bend or turning: (math.) the curving of a line or surface: the bending of loaded beams: (Shak.) obsequious bowing. [L. flexibilis, flexilis—flectĕre, flexum, to bend.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3930
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4660
Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Adjectives Frequency: #526
The numerical value of flexible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of flexible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of flexible in a Sentence
We’re going to be very flexible.
I think runners should be flexible.
Be flexible and have fun, laugh a lot.
In the near future OLED products will be foldable and flexible.
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
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Translations for flexible
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- гъвкав, приспособяващ се, податливBulgarian
- flexibleCatalan, Valencian
- fleksibel, føjelig, smidigDanish
- fügsam, dehnbar, flexibel, weich, elastisch, biegsam, nachgiebigGerman
- ευέλικτος, εύκαμπτοςGreek
- flexible, maléableFrench
- aclaí, solúbthaIrish
- lùbachScottish Gaelic
- flexíbel, flexibleGalician
- rugalmas, alkalmazkodó, hajlékonyHungarian
- զիջող, ճկունArmenian
- flessibile, pieghevoleItalian
- flexibel, buigzaamDutch
- покладистый, гибкийRussian
- flexibel, böjbarSwedish
- elastik, esneklikTurkish
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