• (British, America) IPA: /ˈflɛk.sɪ.bəl/, /ˈflɛk.sə.bəl/


  1. Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned or twisted without breaking.
    Synonyms: pliable
    Antonyms: stiff, brittle, inflexible
    When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare
  2. Willing or prone to give way to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate.
    Synonyms: tractable, manageable, ductile
    Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people. - Francis Bacon.
    Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. - William Shakespeare
  3. Capable or being adapted or molded in some way.
    Synonyms: plastic, malleable
    a flexible language
    This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.
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flexible (plural flexibles)

  1. (chiefly, engineering and manufacturing) Something that is flexible.

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