Flex"i*ble(?), a. [L. flexibilis: cf. F. flexible.] 1. 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 windShak.
Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks.
2. 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.Bacon.
Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible.Shak.
3. Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a
This was a principle more flexible to their purpose.Rogers.
Syn. -- Pliant; pliable; supple; tractable; manageable; ductile; obsequious; inconstant; wavering.
n. -- Flex"i*bly,
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