Flexible Synonyms and Antonyms

flĕk'sə-bəl

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Synonyms for Flexible

Able to spring back to its original size, shape, or position after being stretched, squeezed, flexed, expanded, etc.; flexible; springy
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Like rubber in appearance, elasticity, toughness, etc.
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Pliant
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Capable of adapting or of being adapted.
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Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts:
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The quality of being elastic.
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Susceptible to; disposed toward; capable of being persuaded.
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The quality of being lissome.
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The definition of resilient is someone or something that bounces back into shape or recovers quickly.
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(Computers) Of or relating to a programming language or a system that can be modified by changing or adding features.
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Easily bent or molded; flexible
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Pliant
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Capable of being modified; subject to modification.
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Winding or wavering
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That can be stretched; elastic
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Characterized by loose, supple movement of the arms and legs
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Possessing hypermobility of the joints
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Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
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That can be managed; controllable, tractable, contrivable, etc.
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Readily bent; supple:
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Flexibility is defined as the ability to change, to bend, or to persuade.
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Alternative form of manoeuvrability.
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Whiplike; thin and pliant.
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(Mathematics) Sufficiently operationalizable or useful to allow a mathematical calculation to proceed toward a solution.
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Alternative spelling of mouldable.
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Capable of being stretched.
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Resembling a willow tree, especially:
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Able to be formed.
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Able to be bent or flexed or twisted without breaking.
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Readily influenced by suggestion:
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Able to adapt
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Willing to conciliate, or to make concessions
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Molded easily into a new form.
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Capable of being repeatedly flexed without breaking
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Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable:
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Made of a plastic or plastics:
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(Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
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Readily bent, folded, or manipulated; pliant:
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Capable of functioning.
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That returns rapidly to its original form (as a spring does) after being bent, compressed, stretched, etc.
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Susceptible of impression; capable of receiving impressions; emotional.
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Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.
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Alternative form of lissome.
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Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation:
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Able to receive and respond to external stimuli.
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The definition of versatile is having many uses.
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Inclined to give way to pressure, argument, or influence; docile.
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The state or quality of being amenable.
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(Countable) The movement of people or things
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(Physics) the property of a solid body whereby it undergoes a permanent change in shape or size when subjected to a stress exceeding a particular value (the yield value)
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Pliant
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Porous
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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.
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Antonyms for Flexible

Not easily bent; stiff or rigid.
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Not adaptable.
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Exhibiting a lack of responsiveness.
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Not pliable.
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Difficult to do or deal with
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Using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified:
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Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
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Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination:
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Not compliant; not yielding; not pliant
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Refusing to yield, obey, or comply; resisting doggedly or unreasonably; resolute or obstinate
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Not giving in; not bending; stubborn.
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Difficult to manage, control, or treat:
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Showing or expressing displeasure or disapproval; forbidding or harsh:
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Having an ugly or mean disposition
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Likely to break, snap, or crack, as when subjected to pressure:
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Unwilling to grant concessions or negotiate; inflexible:
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Words Related to Flexible

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Capable of adapting or being adapted
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Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
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The definition of docile is defined as a passive person or thing.
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Synonym Study

  • 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
Find another word for flexible. In this page you can discover 92 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for flexible, like: elastic, rubbery, like putty, adaptable, soft, elasticity, amenable, adjustable, limber, lissomeness and unsevere.