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 (flĕk′səl, -sīl′)


(ˈflɛk sɪl; esp. Brit. -saɪl)

flexible; pliant.
[1625–35; < Latin flexilis= flect(ere) to bend (compare flex1) + -tilis -tile]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flexile - 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"


1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
2. Capable of withstanding stress without injury:
Physics: plastic.
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Commonly extracted from flexile and soft material, weatherstrip seals are thought to be fundamental parts of sealing windows and doors, which restrict the entry of moisture in the buildings.
Villanueva also believes that a flexile working schedule 'will be a domino of enormous benefit to our society.'
Through achieving such goals, the development of the basic building blocks of sustainable economies led by technology, expanding the capacity of individuals and institutions to thrive in a flexile society in the face of technological transformation, harnessing technology and data to solve development and management challenges