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flexible

flex·i·ble

flexible

 
 
pronunciation:
flek s bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily bent or able to bend without breaking; pliable.
Rubber is a flexible material.
 
synonyms:
bendable, lithe, pliable, pliant, supple
antonyms:
brittle, inflexible, stiff
similar words:
ductile, elastic, limber, malleable, plastic, resilient, soft, springy, tractable
definition 2: adapting or adaptable to changing circumstance.
We have a flexible plan in case it rains this afternoon.
synonyms:
adaptable, adjustable, conformable, elastic, pliable, supple
antonyms:
absolute, immovable, inflexible, uncompromising
similar words:
accommodating, amenable, changeable, compliant, fluid, malleable, responsive
definition 3: able to be swayed or influenced; pliant.
Once my mother made a decision, it was final; but my dad was always flexible.
synonyms:
ductile, pliant
antonyms:
hardheaded, hidebound, impenetrable, inflexible, opinionated, set, stern
similar words:
biddable, complaisant, compliant, docile, malleable, pliable, soft, suggestible, tractable, yielding
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derivations: flexibly (adv.), flexibility (n.)
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