Part of speech:
Capable of adapting or of being adapted.
Like rubber in appearance, elasticity, toughness, etc.
Able to spring back to its original size, shape, or position after being stretched, squeezed, flexed, expanded, etc.; flexible; springy
Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts:
(Computers) Of or relating to a programming language or a system that can be modified by changing or adding features.
Susceptible to; disposed toward; capable of being persuaded.
Resembling a willow tree, especially:
Marked by resilience; elastic.
Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable:
Easily stretched without breaking or lowering in material strength. Gold is relatively ductile at room temperature, and most metals become more ductile with increasing temperature.
Easily bent or molded; flexible
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive
That can be stretched; elastic
The definition of resilient is someone or something that bounces back into shape or recovers quickly.
Characterized by loose, supple movement of the arms and legs
That can be managed; controllable, tractable, contrivable, etc.
Difficult to do or deal with
Using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified:
Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
The definition of docile is defined as a passive person or thing.
Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination:
Winding or wavering
Able to adapt
Capable of adapting or being adapted
Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
The definition of tractable is someone or something easy to manage, control or handle.
Bending easily; flexible
Readily bent; supple:
Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation:
The definition of versatile is having many uses.
Flexibility is defined as the ability to change, to bend, or to persuade.
Not compliant; not yielding; not pliant
Not easily bent; stiff or rigid.
Refusing to yield, obey, or comply; resisting doggedly or unreasonably; resolute or obstinate
Exhibiting a lack of responsiveness.
Difficult to manage, control, or treat:
Showing or expressing displeasure or disapproval; forbidding or harsh:
Having an ugly or mean disposition
Likely to break, snap, or crack, as when subjected to pressure:
Made of a plastic or plastics:
Readily influenced by suggestion:
Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
Unwilling to grant concessions or negotiate; inflexible:
- Supple is applied to that which is easily bent, twisted, or folded without breaking, cracking, etc. kidskin is supple
- Resilient implies ability to spring back into shape after being deformed, esp. by compression resilient skin, and in figurative use suggests an ease in returning to good health or spirits a resilient attitude towards life
- Elastic implies ability to return without permanent injury to the original size or shape after being stretched, expanded, etc. an elastic garter
- Flexible refers to anything that can be bent without breaking, whether or not it returns to its original form a flexible wire
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