Meaning of FLEXIBLE in English

/ 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

OPP inflexible

►  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.

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