Flexible

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.
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When the splitting wind
Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks.
Shak.
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2. Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.
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Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people.
Bacon.
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Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible.
Shak.
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3. Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.
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This was a principle more flexible to their purpose.
Rogers.

Syn. -- Pliant; pliable; supple; tractable; manageable; ductile; obsequious; inconstant; wavering.

-- Flex"i*ble*ness, n. -- Flex"i*bly, adv.
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