/ ˈfleksəbl; NAmE / adjective
( approving ) able to change to suit new conditions or situations :
a more flexible approach
flexible working hours
Our plans need to be flexible enough to cater for the needs of everyone.
You need to be more flexible and imaginative in your approach.
able to bend easily without breaking :
flexible plastic tubing
► flexi·bil·ity / ˌfleksəˈbɪləti; NAmE / noun [ U ]:
Computers offer a much greater degree of flexibility in the way work is organized.
exercises to develop the flexibility of dancers' bodies
► flex·ibly adverb
late Middle English : from Old French , or from Latin flexibilis , from flectere to bend.