Flex"i*ble (?), a. [L. flexibilis: cf. F. flexible.]
Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.
When the splitting wind
Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks.
Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people.
Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible.
Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.
This was a principle more flexible to their purpose.
Syn. -- Pliant; pliable; supple; tractable; manageable; ductile; obsequious; inconstant; wavering.
-- Flex"i*ble*ness, n. -- Flex"i*bly, adv.
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