Adjective "Flexible" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Capable of bending easily without breaking.
  1. 'The flexible rubber sole is unrestricting, enabling great movement of the entire foot.'
  2. 'The highly flexible, strong tubing was developed specifically for medical device applications.'
  3. 'The body of a sea-lion is so flexible that it can bend over backwards and just about touch its nose to the tips of its back flippers.'
  4. 'A moment later, he had exposed four wires and a flexible pneumatic conduit.'
  5. 'The radiator was fitted and the fan wires will be run through the plastic flexible conduit.'
  6. 'This means that flexible pipe can be bent to a much smaller radius of curvature than rigid pipe without exceeding its elastic limit.'
  7. 'A catheter (a thin flexible tube) is then inserted through the urethra into the bladder.'
  8. 'Catheters are thin flexible tubes which are inserted into the bladder to allow urine to be passed.'
  9. 'The answer may be in making them slightly flexible, so that gently bending them makes them work.'
  10. 'He may have several thin flexible tubes put into him.'
  11. 'small businesses which are dependent on flexible working hours'
  12. 'What youngsters needed, Shirai decided, was a school that would be flexible enough to meet their changing needs.'
  13. 'The airline has a fairly flexible approach to the extra weight of diving gear.'
  14. 'I think the notions of international comity are sufficiently flexible to allow a development in that direction.'
  15. 'Because we kept our schedule flexible, we were able to return to the plaza again and again.'
  16. 'HP also says that businesses have to be flexible to adapt to change.'
  17. 'To stay flexible, I recommend keeping the investment in the parents' name.'
  18. 'The basic game system is flexible enough to permit many variations.'
  19. 'The basins will be moveable depending on light and weather to keep the space as flexible as possible.'
  20. 'The waitresses said another reason they are happy at Hooters is that their work schedules are very flexible.'
  21. 'However not all the papers were flexible enough to incorporate additional commentary into their coverage.'
  22. 'You've grown quite a bit and become rather flexible in the past month.'
  23. 'If only they were that flexible when it came to paying for the goods.'
  24. 'Mourinho is a flexible man with a flexible team, who can change styles of play to suite each individual match scenario.'
  25. 'The actors were incredibly flexible, even though they were dealing with a deep well of emotional trauma.'
  26. 'If you are not flexible enough to mix with any culture then you will not succeed, nor will you if you are not professional.'
  27. 'The best teachers are creative and flexible in their thinking.'
  28. 'This is not a big team like some of our competitors, but we are flexible, we can change direction and we take decisions quickly.'
  29. 'Be flexible and elastic about plans and ideas and avoid emotional or ego conflicts.'
  30. 'He was flexible in changing his plans and beginning to teach a crowd which had gathered.'
  31. 'We must remain flexible enough to deal with surprise.'


1. capable of being bent, usually without breaking; easily bent: a flexible ruler.

2. susceptible of modification or adaptation; adaptable: a flexible schedule.

3. willing or disposed to yield; pliable: a flexible personality. noun

4. a flexible substance or material, as rubber or leather.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be flexible in arrangings."

"treaties can be flexible on points."

"people can be flexible in/at/on years."

"people can be flexible in things."

"unions can be flexible in wages."

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Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin flexibilis, from flectere ‘to bend’.