Flexible synonyms and antonyms

flĕk'sə-bəl

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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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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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Pliant
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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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Not easily bent; stiff or rigid.
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Not adaptable.
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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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Exhibiting a lack of responsiveness.
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Alternative spelling of mouldable.
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Capable of being stretched.
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Difficult to do or deal with
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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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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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Readily influenced by suggestion:
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Able to adapt
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Capable of adapting or being adapted
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Willing to conciliate, or to make concessions
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The definition of ductile is easily stretched out without breaking.
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Capable of being repeatedly flexed without breaking
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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 adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable:
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Able to receive and respond to external stimuli.
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Having many springs of water
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Moving and bending with agility; limber:
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(Mathematics) Sufficiently operationalizable or useful to allow a mathematical calculation to proceed toward a solution.
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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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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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Not pliable.
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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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Capable of functioning.
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Susceptible of impression; capable of receiving impressions; emotional.
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Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
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Unwilling to grant concessions or negotiate; inflexible:
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Pliant
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The definition of docile is defined as a passive person or thing.
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Extensible.
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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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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, adaptable, soft, like putty, elasticity, amenable, adjustable, lissomeness, unsevere and resilient.