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.


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


  1. Also: flexile (ˈflɛksaɪl) able to be bent easily without breaking; pliable
  2. adaptable or variableflexible working hours
  3. able to be persuaded easily; tractable

early 15c., from Middle French flexible or directly from Latin flexibilis “that may be bent, pliant, flexible, yielding;” figuratively “tractable, inconstant,” from flexus, past participle of flectere “to bend,” of uncertain origin. Related: Flexibly.


  1. Capable of being bent or flexed.
  2. Capable of being bent repeatedly without injury or damage.
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