- Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.
Translations:Etymology: From flexibilis; confer French flexibleFrench, flexible.
When the splitting wind Makes the knees of knotted oaks. -(Shak.)
Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways to the will of the people. -Bacon.
- Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and . -(Shak.)
This was a principle more to their purpose. -Rogers.
- Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.
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