flexibleness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexibleness - the property of being flexibleflexibleness - the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
malleability, plasticity - the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking
bendability, pliability - the property of being easily bent without breaking
whip - (golf) the flexibility of the shaft of a golf club
2.flexibleness - the quality of being adaptable or variable; "he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement"
adaptability - the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances
wiggle room - flexibility of interpretation or of options; "the request left some wiggle room for future restructuring"

flexibleness

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