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flex·i·ble

 (flĕk′sə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable: a flexible hose.
b. Readily bending or twisting the body without injury: You can play soccer much better if you're flexible.
2. Able to change to cope with variable circumstances: "a flexible and quietly competent administrator" (Jerome Karabel).
3. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs: a job with flexible hours; a flexible definition of normality.

[From Latin flexibilis, from flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.]

flex′i·bil′i·ty, flex′i·ble·ness n.
flex′i·bly adv.
Synonyms: flexible, elastic, resilient, supple
These adjectives refer literally to what is capable of withstanding stress without damage and figuratively to what can undergo change or modification: a flexible wire; flexible plans; an elastic rubber band; an elastic interpretation of the law; thin, resilient copper; a resilient temperament; supple suede; a supple mind.

flexible

(ˈflɛksɪbəl)
adj
1. Also: flexile able to be bent easily without breaking; pliable
2. adaptable or variable: flexible working hours.
3. able to be persuaded easily; tractable
ˌflexiˈbility, ˈflexibleness n
ˈflexibly adv

flex•i•ble

(ˈflɛk sə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being bent, usu. without breaking; easily bent.
2. susceptible of modification or adaptation; adaptable: a flexible schedule.
3. willing or disposed to yield; pliable; tractable: a flexible personality.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin flexibilis. See flex1, -ible]
flex`i•bil′i•ty, flex′i•ble•ness, n.
flex′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flexible - capable of being changed; "flexible schedules"
inflexible - incapable of change; "a man of inflexible purpose"
2.flexible - able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
inflexible - resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";
3.flexible - able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"
adaptable - 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"
4.flexible - bending and snapping back readily without breaking
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
5.flexible - making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"

flexible

flexible

adjective
1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
2. Capable of withstanding stress without injury:
Physics: plastic.
4. Capable of adapting or being adapted:
Translations
مَرِنقابِل للإلْتِواء
ohebnýpružnýpřizpůsobivý
fleksibelbøjelig
flexiblejoustavamaléabletaipuisa
savitljiv
alkalmazkodóhajlékonyrugalmas
sveigjanlegur
曲げやすい
구부릴 수 있는
prilagodljivupogljiv
böjlig
ยืดหดได้
esnekdeğişebilir
linh hoạt

flexible

[ˈfleksəbl] ADJ (lit, fig) → flexible
we have to be flexible about thistenemos que ser flexibles en este asunto
we have flexible (working) hourstenemos un horario de trabajo flexible

flexible

[ˈflɛksɪbəl] adj
[material, object] → flexible
(= adaptable) [person] → flexible
[schedule] → flexible; [system, arrangement] → flexible
flexible working hours → horaires flexibles

flexible

adj
(lit) material, object, limbs, joints, bodybiegsam, elastisch; flexible coupling (Tech) → elastisches Gelenk
(fig) person, approach, attitude, timetable, systemflexibel; engineelastisch; flexible working hoursgleitende Arbeitszeit, Gleitzeit f; to work flexible hoursgleitende Arbeitszeit haben, Gleitzeit arbeiten; to be flexible in one’s approacheine flexible Einstellung haben; to be flexible about somethingin Bezug auf etw (acc)flexibel sein

flexible

[ˈflɛksɪbl] adjflessibile
flexible working hours → orario di lavoro flessibile

flex

(fleks) verb
to bend, especially in order to test. to flex one's muscles.
noun
(a piece of) thin insulated wire for carrying electricity. That lamp has a long flex.
ˈflexible adjective
1. that can be bent easily. flexible metal.
2. able or willing to change according to circumstances etc. My holiday plans are very flexible.
ˌflexiˈbility noun
ˈflexitime noun
a system where employees may choose their own working hours.

flexible

مَرِن pružný fleksibel biegsam εύκαμπτος flexible taipuisa flexible savitljiv flessibile 曲げやすい 구부릴 수 있는 flexibel fleksibel elastyczny flexível гибкий böjlig ยืดหดได้ esnek linh hoạt 灵活的

flexible

adj flexible
References in classic literature ?
The travelers anxiously regarded the upright, flexible figure of the young Mohican, graceful and unrestrained in the attitudes and movements of nature.
The life of the long and busy day--spent in occupations that might so easily have taken a squalid and ugly aspect--had been made pleasant, and even lovely, by the spontaneous grace with which these homely duties seemed to bloom out of her character; so that labor, while she dealt with it, had the easy and flexible charm of play.
They viciously snapped, not only at each other's disembowelments, but like flexible bows, bent round, and bit their own; till those entrails seemed swallowed over and over again by the same mouth, to be oppositely voided by the gaping wound.
True, from the unmarred dead body of the whale, you may scrape off with your hand an infinitely thin, transparent substance, somewhat resembling the thinnest shreds of isinglass, only it is almost as flexible and soft as satin; that is, previous to being dried, when it not only contracts and thickens, but becomes rather hard and brittle.
Instantly the flexible limbs of the child assumed the appearance of deformity and distortion, as, with his back humped up, and his master's stick in his hand, he hobbled about the room, his childish face drawn into a doleful pucker, and spitting from right to left, in imitation of an old man.
First you wrap a layer or two of blanket around your body, for a sort of cushion and to keep off the cold iron; then you put on your sleeves and shirt of chain mail -- these are made of small steel links woven together, and they form a fabric so flexible that if you toss your shirt onto the floor, it slumps into a pile like a peck of wet fish-net; it is very heavy and is nearly the uncomfortablest material in the world for a night shirt, yet plenty used it for that -- tax collectors, and reformers, and one-horse kings with a defective title, and those sorts of people; then you put on your shoes -- flat-boats roofed over with interleaving bands of steel -- and screw your clumsy spurs into the heels.
If Riverboro could have been suddenly emptied into a larger community, with different and more flexible opinions, he was, perhaps, the only personage in the entire population who would have attracted the smallest attention.
He was, in a word, a man of the most in- flexible firmness and stone-like coolness.
Mobile and flexible, it was never intended to be compressed in the eternal silence of solitude: it is a mouth which should speak much and smile often, and have human affection for its interlocutor.
She has the flexible face, the manageable voice, and the dramatic knack which fit a woman for character-parts and disguises on the stage.
This upper robe concealed what at first view seemed rather inconsistent with its form, a shirt, namely, of linked mail, with sleeves and gloves of the same, curiously plaited and interwoven, as flexible to the body as those which are now wrought in the stocking-loom, out of less obdurate materials.
Almost in the same breath, a strain of gallantry which was incorrigible in him, and to which his humor and his tenderness to women whom he liked gave variety and charm, would supervene upon his seriousness with a rapidity which her far less flexible temperament could not follow.

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