Flexible synonyms

flĕk'sə-bəl
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Capable of adapting or of being adapted.
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Like rubber in appearance, elasticity, toughness, etc.
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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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The quality of being elastic.
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Informal and entertaining without confronting difficult issues or hard facts:
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The quality of being lissome.
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Pliant
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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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Alternative spelling of mouldable.
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Capable of being modified; subject to modification.
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Susceptible to; disposed toward; capable of being persuaded.
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Resembling a willow tree, especially:
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Marked by resilience; elastic.
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Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable:
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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.
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Easily bent or molded; flexible
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Easily affected by impressions; esp., capable of being influenced intellectually, emotionally, or morally; sensitive
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Pliant
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Capable of being stretched.
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That can be stretched; elastic
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The definition of resilient is someone or something that bounces back into shape or recovers quickly.
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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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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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The definition of docile is defined as a passive person or thing.
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Alternative form of manoeuvrability.
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Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination:
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Winding or wavering
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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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Able to bend and move easily and nimbly; lithe; limber
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Pliant
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Extensible.
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Porous
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The definition of tractable is someone or something easy to manage, control or handle.
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Bending easily; flexible
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Capable of being repeatedly flexed without breaking
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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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Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.
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Alternative form of lissome.
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Readily bent; supple:
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Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation:
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(Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
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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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The state or quality of being amenable.
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Flexibility is defined as the ability to change, to bend, or to persuade.
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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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Not easily bent; stiff or rigid.
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Refusing to yield, obey, or comply; resisting doggedly or unreasonably; resolute or obstinate
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Not adaptable.
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Exhibiting a lack of responsiveness.
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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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Capable of functioning.
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Readily influenced by suggestion:
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Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
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Whiplike; thin and pliant.
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Unwilling to grant concessions or negotiate; inflexible:
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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: adaptable, rubbery, elastic, elasticity, soft, lissomeness, limber, like putty, extensible, moldable and modifiable.