Definition of flexible Pronunciation
1. Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; not stiff or brittle.
When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare
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. - Francis Bacon.
Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. - William Shakespeare
3. Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.
This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.
4. Something that is flexible.
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English - English - flexible Pronunciation
adj. elastic, easily bent, pliable
adj. flexible, limber; pliable, supple
adj. flexible, pliable; resilient; supple, pliant; lithesome; compliant, yielding
English - Spanish - flexible Pronunciation
adj. flexible, acomodadizo, acomodaticio, adaptable, adaptante, aquiescente, cimbreño, contemporizador, correoso, doblegable, dúctil, elástico, plegable, transigente
Spanish - English - flexible Pronunciation
[flexible] adj. flexible, pliable; resilient; supple, pliant; lithesome; compliant, yielding
English - French - flexible Pronunciation
adj. flexible, souple
English - German - flexible Pronunciation
adj. flexibel, biegsam, beweglich, wendig, elastisch, anpassungsfähig
English - Indonesian - flexible Pronunciation
a. lunak, lemas, dilenturkan: yg mudah dilenturkan, lentur, fleksibel, mulur, supel, disesuaikan: yg mudah disesuaikan, ditukar-tukar: yg bisa ditukar-tukar
English - Italian - flexible Pronunciation
agg. flessibile, pieghevole; docile, arrendevole
English - Polish - flexible Pronunciation
a. giętki, elastyczny, gibki, łatwo przystosowujący się, niesztywny, ustępliwy
English - Portuguese - flexible Pronunciation
adj. flexível
English - Romanian - flexible Pronunciation
a. flexibil, elastic, maleabil, moale, suplu, adaptabil {fig.}
English - Russian - flexible Pronunciation
прил. гибкий, гнущийся, податливый, уступчивый, свободный
English - Turkish - flexible Pronunciation
s. elastik, esnek, eğilebilir, değişken, sabit olmayan, hareket kabiliyeti yüksek, uysal, yumuşak başlı
English - Ukrainian - flexible Pronunciation
a. гнучкий, еластичний, піддатливий
French - English - flexible Pronunciation
adj. flexible, limber; pliable, supple
German - English - flexible Pronunciation
adj. adaptable
English - Dutch - flexible Pronunciation
bn. soepel
English - Greek - flexible Pronunciation
επίθ. εύκαμπτος, ευέλικτος
French - Spanish - flexible Pronunciation
1. (projet) flexible
2. (caractère) adaptable
3. (technique) flexible 4. (personne) flexible
Spanish - French - flexible Pronunciation
1. (plan) flexible; souple
2. (cuerpo) souple
3. (técnico) flexible; souple 4. (persona) flexible
Spanish - German - flexible Pronunciation
n. leitungsdraht, draht, leitungsschnur, schnur
a. biegsam, dehnbar, flexibel, elastisch, federnd, beweglich, wendig, gelenkig, schmiegsam, gefügig, schwank, geschmeidig, weich, nachgiebig, anpassungsfähig
Spanish - Russian - flexible Pronunciation
adj. эластичный, гибкий
French - German - flexible Pronunciation
adj. biegsam, elastisch, schmiegsam, flexibel, anpassungsfähig
French - Italian - flexible Pronunciation
1. (projet) flessibile
2. (caractère) che sa adattarsi; che si adatta
3. (technique) flessibile 4. (personne) flessibile
French - Portuguese - flexible Pronunciation
1. (projet) flexível
2. (caractère) adaptável; flexível; maleável
3. (technique) flexível 4. (personne) flexível
French - Russian - flexible Pronunciation
n. шланг (m), кабель гибкий (тех.) (m), вал гибкий (тех.) (m), цех гибкий (тех.) (m)
a. гибкий, гнущийся, упругий, эластичный, податливый, уступчивый
French - Turkish - flexible Pronunciation
bükülgen, bükülebilir
French - Dutch - flexible Pronunciation
1. (projet) flexibel; soepel
2. (caractère) soepel; flexibel
3. (technique) buigzaam; flexibel 4. (personne) flexibel
German - Dutch - flexible Pronunciation
flexibel ,flexibele
English - Arabic - flexible Pronunciation
‏لدن، لين، مرن، قابل للتكيف، قابل للانثناء‏
English - Chinese - flexible Pronunciation
(形) 易曲的, 柔软的, 灵活的
English - Chinese - flexible Pronunciation
(形) 易曲的, 柔軟的, 靈活的
English - Hindi - flexible Pronunciation
a. मुलायम, लचीला
English - Japanese - flexible Pronunciation
(形) 曲げやすい; 柔軟な; 順応性のある
English - Korean - flexible Pronunciation
형. 탄성이 잇는, 쉽게 휘어지는, 유연한
English - Vietnamese - flexible Pronunciation
a. dể uốn, xếp lại
Spanish - Korean - flexible Pronunciation
adj. 구부리기 쉬운, 유순한

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Synonyms for flexible
1. adaptable: compliant, manageable, gentle, docile, tractable, yielding
2. limber: elastic, stringy, malleable, ductile, plastic