What does flexible mean?

Definitions for flexible
ˈflɛk sə bəlflex·i·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flexible(adj)

    capable of being changed

    "flexible schedules"

  2. flexible, flexile(adj)

    able to flex; able to bend easily

    "slim flexible birches"

  3. elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant(adj)

    able to adjust readily to different conditions

    "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"

  4. flexible, whippy(adj)

    bending and snapping back readily without breaking

  5. compromising, conciliatory, flexible(adj)

    making or willing to make concessions

    "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"

Wiktionary

  1. flexible(Noun)

    Something that is flexible

  2. flexible(Adjective)

    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

  3. flexible(Adjective)

    Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.

  4. flexible(Adjective)

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

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

  5. Origin: From flexibilis, from flecto. Compare French flexible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flexible(adj)

    capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle

  2. Flexible(adj)

    willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering

  3. Flexible(adj)

    capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flexible

    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, flexilisflectĕre, flexum, to bend.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3930

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4660

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flexible' in Adjectives Frequency: #526

How to pronounce flexible?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say flexible in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flexible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flexible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of flexible in a Sentence

  1. Peter Navarro:

    We’re going to be very flexible.

  2. Roberto Mandje:

    I think runners should be flexible.

  3. Bob Wellington Juanita:

    Be flexible and have fun, laugh a lot.

  4. Ray Soneira:

    In the near future OLED products will be foldable and flexible.

  5. Anthony Robbins:

    Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

Images & Illustrations of flexible

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