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Definition 1: able to flex; able to bend easily - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where flexible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • slim flexible birches

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(flexible is similar to ...) capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

"a flexible wire" "a pliant young tree"

(flexible is similar to ...) having unusually flexible joints especially of the limbs or fingers

(flexible is similar to ...) (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

(flexible is similar to ...) (used of artifacts) easily bent

(flexible is similar to ...) capable of being spun into fibres

(flexible is similar to ...) (of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching

"well-stretched muscles are less susceptible to injury"

(means also ...) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

"an elastic band" "a youthful and elastic walk"

Definition 2: capable of being changed - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where flexible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flexible schedules

(flexible is similar to ...) (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable

"a supple mind" "a limber imagination"

(flexible is similar to ...) able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise

"negotiable demands" "the proposal is still on the table"

Definition 3: making or willing to make concessions - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where flexible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for flexible in the sense of this definition

(flexible is similar to ...) tending to give in or surrender or agree

"too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments"

Definition 4: able to adjust readily to different conditions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flexible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an adaptable person
  • a flexible personality
  • an elastic clause in a contract

Synonyms for flexible in the sense of this definition

(flexible is similar to ...) capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

"to succeed one must be adaptable" "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths"

Definition 5: bending and snapping back readily without breaking - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for flexible in the sense of this definition

(flexible is similar to ...) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

"an elastic band" "a youthful and elastic walk"

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